Toronto resident Shriya
Shah-Klorfine, 33, a candidate in the last provincial election for the
riding of Mississauga East-Cooksville.
by Josh TapperStaff Reporter
As the tour helicopter circled Mount Everest, the 9-year-old
turned to her father and asked an innocent question, putting her on a
path that would ultimately lead to her death:
“If people climb it, why are we looking at it from up here?”
Over the next 24 years, Shriya Shah-Klorfine
of Toronto dreamed of scaling the world’s tallest peak, striving to be
one of the few Canadian women to reach the top. On Saturday, tired and
jubilant after a seven-week trek, the 33-year-old unfurled Canada’s flag
at the summit.
But hours later, the lifelong dream turned tragic. Shah-Klorfine,
along with three other climbers, died on her descent. Reports on Monday
suggested she collapsed from exhaustion and altitude sickness...Continue reading...