Iowa's Charlie Wittmack scales Everest
Charlie Wittmack climbed to the summit of Mt. Everest on Friday, the latest achievement in an extreme test of human endurance that began in England 10 months ago.
Wittmack, a 34-year-old Iowa attorney who became the first Iowan to summit Everest back in 2003, reached the highest point on Earth for a second time at about 1 a.m. ET. Cate Wittmack followed her husband's progress from Charlotte, N.C., with a GPS tracker he wore on his suit.
"I was lying in bed staring at this ...
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