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  Everest 2007:  T. Ravichandran who passed David Sharp is back on Everest for Spring 2007


The Rock Cave on Everest where David Sharp froze to death on Everest ©EverestNews.com

T. Ravichandran from Malaysia is returning to Everest, apparently to make at attempt at the South side of the mountain after claiming a summit on the North side in 2006. T. Ravichandran was one the many climbers who passed by David Sharp on the way up to the Summit that day....

What is interesting is that T. Ravichandran claims a summit very late in the day (around 2pm), so he was actually going up the mountain as those with early summits were coming down.

Here is what T. Ravichandran said in his own words about David Sharp:" "Ahead of me, I saw about 40 other climbers walking past David and just leaving him to die. Nobody wanted to help," said the 41-year-old climber who had gone on the expedition in April this year for a charitable cause.

"At that time, I was thinking of helping him and thought of forgetting about reaching the summit. Then again, I was just a few hundred metres short of the peak and, thus, I decided to reach the summit and left David behind," said Ravichandran, who reached the summit on May 15.

This year T. Ravichandran will attempt to add to the 3000 or so summits of Everest, apparently by the South side...

 
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