Robert Hill Interview by the National: Mount Everest Climber told to turn back

Robert Hill Interview by the National

: Climber told to turn back

‘Save me,’ Canadian climber told after being urged to turn back.

Interview by The National

Diagnosed in 1994 with Crohn’s disease, Rob Hill fought a hard battle but Rob says “when it came down to losing my colon or losing my life, it wasn’t a hard decision to make” Rob’s colon had to be removed a year and a half later. “Life with an ostomy was my second chance and I’m not going to waste it”. Growing up with heroes like Terry Fox and Rick Hansen, “I felt that I maybe could make a difference as well”. Rob combined his love for life, sense of adventure, with a love of the outdoors, to start the  IDEAS  NO GUTS KNOW GLORY! Seven Summits campaign. “By my taking it to the extreme, I hope to show other people living with a chronic intestinal problem that it shouldn’t stop you from living life.”

Faced with delays as her team tried to reach the of Mount Everest, the who died over the weekend was urged by her sherpas to turn back because she was tiring, but she was determined to pursue her climb, says her trekking firm.

resident Shriya , 33, was one of four who died on the 8,848-metre mountain.

Mount Everest
Mount Everest

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