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  Everest 2006 Team No Limits: Team No Limits, Team No Limits Suffers Loss Of Two Sherpas


 

It is with tremendous sadness that we make the following dispatch:

At approximately 7 AM on April 21, 2006, two ice seracs high in the Khumbu Icefall on Mount Everest collapsed, burying three Sherpa climbers. Two of the Sherpas buried in the Serac fall were employed by Asian Trekking Expeditions and were support staff for Team No Limits as well as other Asian Trekking climbers. The third Sherpa was a member of another expedition. The names of all three Sherpas are being withheld from this dispatch, pending on the notification of their families.

All members of Team No Limits were in base camp when the accident occurred. Witnesses to the accident reported that ten Sherpas were in the immediate area and moving toward camp1 when the seracs collapsed. A number of climbing teams and Sherpas near the accident site quickly accessed the scene and began a search for the missing. The search was called off at about 10:30 AM when it was determined that the climbers could not be rescued or recovered because of the amount of ice covering the site. An independent inspection of the site by Apa Sherpa, our climbing Sirdar, confirmed the futility of any hope of recovering the missing. Other Sherpas were injured but all were ambulatory, and they received treatment at the Everest Base Camp Clinic.

Our team's thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to the families of the missing. The climbers were beloved in their villages and were respected members of the Sherpa climbing community. Their loss is keenly felt. 

Our team's climbing operations are currently suspended as we come to terms with this tragedy and further access the situation

Everest 2006:  Team No Limits Dispatches

 

 






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