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Canadian Seeking to Be Oldest Everest Climber Has Fatal Heart Attack at Camp One

April 30 2005 at 7:32 PM
roger  (Login dipper)

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The Herald reports Sean Egan of Ottawa had a heart attack while leading an Everest expedition in hopes of becoming the oldest Canadian to climb the mountain.

He taught human kinetics at the University of Ottawa since 1977.

They had reached Camp 1 at 5,900 metres when he developed a respiratory illness and had started back down to seek medical assistance. A helicopter was called but did not arrive in time.

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