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Conquering Everest: Triage in the death zone

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Published: 31Jul2006
On May 10, 1996, Dr. Stuart Hutchison was just 100 metres from the top of Everest when he turned back. Within hours, eight climbers would die. Bestsellers (Into Thin Air) have debated that deadly day, yet few have heard from the lone Canadian on the climb. McGill grad Hutchison, MD'86, talks to the Ottawa Citizen about climbing, summit fever and morality on the mountainside.