October 10, 2008
Doug Back to Peak Fitness
HILL walker Doug Smith took on Everest just 18 months after a cancer operation.
The 66-year-old, who is originally from Kirkby, headed to the Himalayas 18 months after eight hours of keyhole surgery to remove his oesophagus at Fazakerley hospital.
"It took us 12 days to trek to Kala Pattha, (the highest point you can reach without a licence), but only four days to come down! I couldn't have done it at all if it hadn't been for the skill of surgeon Milind Shrotri and his team."
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