(Nestler/Updated) Without O2: Everest summit pushes are on, fatality toll uncertain

Pythom News Feed


Summit attempts:

– Everest w/out 02 north:

Ralf Dujmovits, Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards. Spaniard Kilian Jornet might set off for a second attempt.

– Everest w/out 02 south:

Ferran Latorre, Yannick Graziani and Elisabeth Revol. Kuriki on the West Ridge.

Summits are planned between tomorrow and this weekend reports Adventuresports (Pythom News Feed). Also:

The Kathmandu-based newspaper “The Himalayan Times” reports that four climbers were found dead in their tent on the South Col – two Sherpas and two foreign clients. Presumably they died of suffocation. This recalls an incident last year on Makalu , where two Sherpas from a German expedition team had died in a high camp of carbon monoxide poisoning. Thus the number of this spring’s fatalities on Everest has risen to ten.

Update (May 25): Confusion reigns regarding fatalities on Everest after presumably dead climbers arrived Base Camp.


Mountains to watch this weekend