More Deaths on Everest

In the news today is the story of two more deaths on Mt Everest. This time it was experienced Australian climber Lincoln Hall who died while descending from the summit of Mount Everest. Fellow climber Thomas Weber also died after turning back from an attempt to reach the summit.

This comes only a few days after the controversial death of a British climber, left to die by other climbers who allegedly made no rescue attempt. This group of climbers included double amputee, New Zealander Mark Inglis. Mark has received sharp criticism from Sir Edmund Hillary, the first to successfully climb to the top of the world.

To read the story on ABCNews Online click here.

Postscript: CORRECTION

Good news: more recent updates from Everest have announced that Lincoln Hall has, in fact, survived and is receiving medical attention.

To read about my trekking adventures in the Everest region last January, go to the Archives section on the right and scroll down to the January posts.

 

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