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Avon man who helped injured hikers summits Everest
AVON — If you can't keep a good man down, and you can't, it should surprise no one that Dr. Jon Kedrowski finally summited Mount Everest.
Kedrowski reached the summit with Jangbu Sherpa on Friday.
It was Kedrowski's second summit attempt in a week. He was in the middle of what may turn out to be the worst one-day tragedy in Everest history earlier in May, when 100 mph winds and heavy climbing traffic left several people dead and many others injured. More than 100 climbers were trapped near Everest's 29,029-foot summit.
As he alluded to in earlier interviews, Kedrowski made a speed ascent, hiking past two camps in his bid for the summit. He and Jangbu Sherpa had the summit to themselves for 15 minutes, he said. He is writing about the experience on his blog.
Read more about his trip at the Vail Daily website.