NEPAL - A Wisconsin man who traveled to Nepal to climb Mount Everest survived the earthquake that hit the country Saturday.
Fifty-two-year-old Andy Land from Fond du Lac and his climbing team were near the base of the mountain when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit.
He was climbing with the International Mountain Guides out of Washington. The team posted on its website today that everyone was okay.
Land, who is a hospice nurse, spent months training for the climb in hopes of bringing awareness to the importance of hospice care. He left Wisconsin last month.
Today's earthquake was the worst to hit Nepal in more than 80 years, killing almost 1,200 people with the death toll expected to rise.
|Story By: Newswatch 12 News Team