Rescue on Mount Everest

Highlight: Stefan Nestler in News Around The World

Everest Southwest Face

Everest hard way. So the two Slovakian climbers Zoltan Pál and Vladimir Štrba had named their expedition on the south side of the highest mountain on earth. They wanted to reach the 8850-meter-high summit via the difficult route through the Southwest Face, which had been opened by Doug Scott and Dougal Haston in 1975. In contrast to the legendary British climbers, the two Slovaks planned to climb the route in the wall if possible in Alpine style: without Sherpa support, fixed ropes, high camps and also without bottled oxygen. Now they have run into difficulties in the wall.

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