Everest the movie is about to hit the picture theatres and looks to be a great movie. For members of the FDMC community it is important to realise that the story is part of our story. Old Boy Andrew Harris was one of those lost in the tragic events of 1996 and by all accounts he brought a exhibited a spirit of bravery that we can all be proud of. The following quote from someone who was in the climbing party at the time sums up Andrew the man.
Beck Weathers: Andy may have lacked Himalayan experience, but he did have a lot of experience in New Zealand. And so, he certainly had the skill set that was required. He also was really strong; he was a guy who was willing. He was an optimistic, enjoyable, upbeat fellow. Andy ultimately proved that he had the kind of character, and what it took, to be a superb guide. And he ultimately, in a truly heroic effort on his part, will give his life to try to save Doug's. That says pretty much everything you need to know about what kind of guy he was. And he was caught up in it. He really went back and just kept cranking, trying to save him.
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