Wellington: He failed in his first attempt, but former New Zealand cricketer Adam Parore was successful the second time around as he reached the summit of Mount Everest despite running out of oxygen and "freaking out" several times on his way up.
"I spent about 20 minutes to half an hour up there. I took a few photos but I wanted to come back. It is very exposed and a long way down," Parore was quoted as saying by 'Sunday News' here.
"I had great plans on what I should do and how I might feel but in the end it was a bit of an anti-climax. I just wanted to get down and live."