Monday, June 2, 2008

Climber says he's at peace - at last

Few can say they found peace at the top of the world, but as Calgary mountaineer and school teacher Andrew Brash landed back in the city yesterday, he was the image of calm.

Brash returned yesterday from a two-month expedition to Mt. Everest.

The school teacher was hailed as a hero the world over in 2006, when, during his first attempt to reach the top of the world's highest mountain, he stopped 200 metres from the peak to help an Australian climber who had been left for dead by his teammates.

While he returned from that expedition a hero, Brash, trying to explain what drove him up the mountain a second time, said he felt unfulfilled.

"It's a climb I wanted to do since I was in high school," he said. "There was a lot of pressure to make sure I succeeded this time because two times going there without getting to the top would make it hard to come home." Undergoing MyBlogLog Verification

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