P.J. Gilbertson, attorney for a Midlands lawfirm, died on May 10, 2000 during an attempt to summit Mt.Everest. The Everest Experience, ownedby Roger Holman, provided the guiding services to Gilbertson and friend,Barlett Baker; accordingly, a contract was entered into between Gilbertson and Holman.Prior to the final date of climbing, P.J. fell ill with symptoms similar to acutemountain sickness (AMS) and died. As aresult, Gilbertson’s surviving spouse is bringing about a wrongful death actionagainst Holman’s company, The Everest Experience.
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