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  SummitClimb Pumori 2005: Very Sad news


Many of you have noticed the dispatches stopped. For those of us who has done this for awhile, we could only hope the sat phone was broke, but on Easter Sunday the family e-mailed. They had been notified of the death of Mr. Alex Chen.

 

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation reports that one member and one High Altitude Worker of International Pumori Expedition 2005 (I) Team died on crevasse by slipped down from about 100 meter below the summit while descending from the summit of the Mt. Pumori on 25th March 2005 at 3:00 pm.

1. Mr. Alexander Ivan Chen Arrocha (35 yrs.), Panama.

2. Mr Phurba Tamang, (25 yrs.), High Altitude Worker, Gorakhani - 8, Solukhumbu.

          The 11 members expedition team were permitted to climb 7161 meter high Mt. Pumori from normal route for the period of 60 days from 3rd March, 2005 under the leadership of Mr. Jay Mark Reilly from Australia. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation expresses its deep sorrow on their sad demise.

Our prayers are with the families; this is a dangerous sport where people die every year, but that does not make it easier for those who lose loved ones. We assume now that the Ministry has released the news, the team will report details. We forward the details to the family first...

Part of the route with huge ice seracs and crevasses on the way to Camp 2.

Copyright©Ryan Waters

Daniel Mazur - USA Expedition Leader.

Tunc Findik - Turkey Leader in Training

Steve Joll - USA.

Reinhold Loos - Germany.

Bill Pollock - USA Trekker.

Daniel Stenberg - Finland and Sweden.

Ulroy Hansen - Norway.

John Fawcett - UK England. John summited Ama Dablam with us in 2003!

Edwin Ludlow - UK England.

Mr. Jay Reilly. Australia. Climbing Expedition Leader

Ms. Eliselien Te Hennepe.  Holland. Trekking Leader and Expedition Leader in Training

Mr. Philip Ling.  Australia and St.Anton am Arlberg, Austria.  Expedition Leader in Training

Mr. Mark Merwin.  USA.  Expedition Leader in Training

Mr. Kirk Morley. Australia.  Expedition Leader in Training

Ms. Kirsten Letts.  Australia. Trekking member

Mr. Alex Chen.  Panama and China. Climbing member

Veisturs Garda - Latvia

Liga Hartmane - Latvia

Carlis Reihmanis - Latvia

Michael Duncan - USA

Rex Dougherty - USA

Frazier Keck - USA

Roland Marx - USA

Greg Mills - USA

Matt Vulk - USA

Dispatches

 

 

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