A 52-year-old Fond du Lac man, who was climbing Mt. Everest during the weekend earthquake in Nepal, is making his way down the Mountain and is looking forward to returning home.
Andy Land posted about his experiences in the aftermath of the disaster on the Climbing for Hospice website and Facebook page. The quake caused an avalanche at the Everest Base Camp and Land said the International Mountain Guides and all of his teammates took action to help everyone who needed help, despite knowing it would use up all of the expedition’s resources.
Land is the Director of Hospice and Palliative Care Services for Agnesian HealthCare. He began the climb to raise awareness and funds for hospice.
About the climb he said in his post, “I found strength through thinking about the courage, perseverance, and resilience of many of the families I have had the privilege of serving.” He went on to say that it has been a life changing experience that he is looking forward to getting home, and sharing the story of what happened there.