posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 12:40 PM
Another one bites the dust...
N.Y. Congresswoman's Husband
Dies on Himalayan Mountain Climb
The husband of U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney has died on a mountain climbing expedition in the Himalayas, aides to the congresswoman said Saturday.
Clifton Maloney, a millionaire investment banker and avid climber, was resting in a high-altitude camp after a successful ascent to the summit of the
world's sixth-highest mountain when he died.
He was 71, a late age for such a grueling endeavor, but had been in excellent health, aides said.
Maloney was a former vice president of Goldman Sachs who made millions of dollars in investment banking and real estate after establishing his own
financial firm, C.H.W. Maloney & Co. He was a director of several companies, including The Wall Street Fund Inc. and Interpool Limited.
From another article:
Maloney's husband dies mountain climbing in Tibet: aide Read more:
Clifton Harlan Wells Maloney, 71, a millionaire investment banker, was an avid mountaineer who ran the New York City Marathon 20 times.
He reached the 27,000-foot summit of Cho Oyu, the sixth highest peak in the world, on Thursday, then came down to a base camp at 23,000 feet where he
died in his sleep on Friday, Arzt said.
Sounds like he certainly was fit enough for the climb even though he was 71.
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