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  Everest 2006: The investigation into the death of David Sharp: Inglis is now recanting his story


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New Zealander Mark Inglis is now recanting his story that he called his expedition leader on the way to the summit to tell of finding David Sharp and apparently recanting the statements that they attempted to help David on the way up! This after his expedition leader published a report in direct conflict with Mark Inglis statements. Of course others will point out that other climbers have confirmed parts of Mark's statements in interviews... Several interesting parts of the latest story published including the statement "I called out to the others to check the guy out". Unclear if he took the oxygen mask off when calling out or still had it on... Also unclear who he called out too. Many details needed here for a complete story...

What is the truth?

Judge for yourself as the investigation continues...

In news from other climbers....

Other climbers have now stated ON THE RECORD to EverestNews.com that "They saw him [David Sharp] sitting in front of the cave next to dead Indian climber".

One stating "he [David Sharp] was busy with his bag. And the thin gloves he was wearing was strange to them. ... he thought that man sitting was a sherpa rather then an European. Because only the shoes were new and good shape rest of his suit was poor"

"One of the sherpa spoke to him [David Sharp] and told him not to sit and to go. But he refused the suggestion with body language. They were not aware that he was going up or down and they assumed that he was resting on the way as many others do."

Details to be released in the coming days... including all named sources....

Mark Inglis is now recanting his story is here.

Earlier report: "Numerous climbers summited on the 14th and 15th reporting him in various states. David attempted Everest by himself. He did not get himself down and therefore he died. Very Sad.", reported by EverestNews.com in May, 2006.

Several climbers saw David in trouble. David at some point froze to death like others before him. Climbers saw David in various states, from standing and walking, to trying to work on his oxygen system, to at one point down on the ground. David was clearly descending the mountain...

So who is brave enough to talk? The good news is climbers have started to talk to EverestNews.com. Along those climbers are Sherpas. The facts do not change, David attempted Everest by himself. He did not get himself down and therefore he died. Very Sad.

But the world does want details. Who to believe and who not to believe? We have been asked. Our investigation into the death of David Sharp is ongoing. Climbers are beginning to come forward and speak to EverestNews.com with details. As far as who to believe and who not to believe, we will leave those judgments to others. We expect our investigation to take between 6 and 12 months before publishing a detailed report.

While it appears the full unedited film by the production company will never be released to let the world or anyone judge what happened. It is clear others have evidence of David Sharp... What will that evidence show is to be determined....

If you have first hand knowledge and are ready to speak, send us your story. Some will complain they never had their story or side printed. Well speak up if you wish to be heard, or forever hold your peace. You are on notice as receiving a request, and we know you are reading....

 

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