MU professor survives harrowing ordeal on Spanish mountain

His family waited for two days at the mountain's base anxiously hoping for good news.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 | 8:28 p.m. CST; updated 10:41 p.m. CST, Wednesday, January 20, 2010

COLUMBIA — Even before Sean Ireton started his solo ascent of El Mulhacén, Spain's second highest peak, his 11-year-old son, Aidan, sensed something might go wrong.