Utah woman was awaiting Everest ascent when quake, avalanche hit

April 25, 2015 10:38 PM

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Gallant, a woman in her 40s who lives near Park City, trained for more than a decade to climb the Himalayan mountain. She summited peaks on at least four continents in the meantime, including the highest mountain in Antarctica.

To fully commit to attempting the climb, she quit her job as a physician. There was no reconciling the time commitment and her work schedule, she said in a 2014 interview with Alan Arnette.

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