Emory student climbs Mt. Everest
May 22, 2013
Emory physician assistant student Nicholas Gibson combined his passion for mountaineering and medicine this month to serve as medic for an all-military team climbing Mt. Everest in order to raise money for wounded warriors and awareness of veteran's health issues.
Th U.S. Air Force Seven Summits Challenge blog, which chronicled the climb, reported on May 19 that four of the six team members reached the summit. A live GPS tracker showed Gibson scaled to 28,020 feet but according to the blog, he decided not to make the ascent due to risk of frostbite.