Colorado climber turns back on Mount Everest |

Colorado climber turns back on Mount Everest

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS ” A Steamboat Springs man said he has abandoned his attempt to climb Mount Everest after experiencing chest pain at about 22,000 feet elevation on the world’s highest peak.

Matt Tredway turned back late last week and had returned to Katmandu, Nepal, by the weekend, according to his posting on the Web site of Team No Limits, his climbing group.

Tests showed Tredway, a teacher at Steamboat Middle School, did not suffer a heart attack or any other heart damage, said his wife, Dana Tredway. The cause of the chest pain was not immediately clear.

She told the Steamboat Pilot and Today newspaper her husband “felt like his heart was two times bigger than it should be. He sat and waited, but it didn’t stop, and he began to feel nauseous,” she said.

On the Web site, Matt Tredway said turning back was a “bitter disappointment” but the right decision.

Two Sherpa climbers helping Team No Limits were among three Sherpas killed April 21 when ice crashed down on them, the team reported on its Web site.

Mount Everest, 29,035 feet above sea level, is on the border between Nepal and China.

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