McGrath honoured for saving climber’s life
"I am indebted to these people for life ... I can't believe the love and concern they showed to rescue me in spite of such a difficult situation."
- Usha Bista, Mount Everest resucee
Kathmandu, Nepal - Sudbury's Meagan McGrath has been honoured for her role in saving a climber in trouble near the summit of Mount Everest.
McGrath, an aerospace engineer with the Canadian Forces, was coming down after scaling the 8,850-metre mountain when she came across Bista, who was suffering from cerebral edema, or swelling of the brain, which can be fatal if left untreated at a high altitude.