Climber with ties here survives Nepal quake

A mountain climber with ties to Summit Lake, attempting to be the first wounded warrior to summit Mt. Everest, has survived an avalanche set off by the powerful earthquake in Nepal that has killed more than 5,000 people.

Benjamin Breckheimer, 30, whose father, Dan Breckheimer, operates Billy Timber’s bar and restaurant in Summit Lake, was trying to become the first soldier seriously injured in combat to climb Mount Everest, according to his mother, Mary Lyons of Menomonee Falls.

“He and his guide had just come down from the mountain about five minutes before it hit and a lot of people were running,” Mary Lyons said.

Full story: Antigo Daily Journal

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