Map showing the location where Xu Jing
said he saw a body in 1960. ©EverestNews.com
Rumor from Everest had a member of the Indo-Tibetan Border
Police expedition falling from the Second Step area on Everest with no chance
of rescue. However, no one on the mountain had any facts, just rumors
from Sherpas there was never a confirmation. The press in India is now
reporting that CRPF jawan, Constable
Srikrishna died when descending Everest this spring.
This was the third Indo-Tibetan Border Police
expedition. The other two were in 1992 and 1996. The 28 member expedition
attempted Everest North side in Spring 2006. General Harbhajan Singh was the
leader of the team. Everest Summiteers Prem Singh, Wangchuk Sherpa and Hira Ram
members of the team. They summited on May 14th, with 10 Indo-Tibetan Border
Police members and 4 Sherpas summiting.
This brings the unofficial (there is no official) deaths
count to 11 on Everest expeditions and one death on the Czech Lhotse
expedition where the climber died at camp 3 on Everest.
Background: The Indo-Tibetan Border
Police returns to Everest. This is the third Indo-Tibetan Border Police
expedition. The other two were in 1992 and 1996. The 28 member expedition will
attempt Everest North side again in Spring 2006. General Harbhajan Singh will
lead the team. Everest Summiters Prem Singh, Wangchuk Sherpa and Hira Ram are
members of the team.
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