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 Everest 2006: Feedback on Dan Mazur / Lincoln  Hall

Please tell Dan Mazur that he is a real super hero. Thanks for show the world what really matters! Now lets print the names of those shallow minded folks that passed them by so their egos could get to the top!! I have a few "nice" words for them too!!!

Hoping to get a message to Dan Mazur.  Just watched Dateline NBC.  Wanted to let Mr. Mazur know that his decision to help Lincoln instead of summiting Everest in my opinion is the greater achievement.  Saving a human life is far greater than anything one can do.  I applaud him and wish him all the best in the future.

Good to see mountaineering getting some press, and better to see some of the good guys getting some recognition.

Mr. Mazur, I have just seen the Today show piece with yourself and Mr. Hall. I can only echo the host and say, God love and God bless you. Murray M Lakewood, Ohio

I am not a mountain climber, but I follow mountain climbing stories with interest. Thank you Daniel Mazur for saving a life on your most recent climb to the peak of Mt. Everest. You are truly a hero for putting a man's life before your own. Sincerely, Collette B

Dan Mazur's actions rescuing Hall on Everest speaks volumes. Please forward this message to him to say thank you for having such HEART and decency on Everest. You have the right priorities and values. Something that is not common these days. Bravo and thank you for showing us the way. Joyce B

Thanks for saving Lincoln Hall !!! In years to come this will be the only event we will remember of the 2006 Everest season.

Peter and Tynan S South African Snowboarders SA Ski Club Members

I was always told the summit is where you stop and turn around. Mr. Mazur's summit will hold more respect in my heart than most actions I've heard about. Placing human life as the first priority should be the standard not the exception. My friends and I will raise a glass tonight to a man who truly represents the spirit of adventure. Jim O

Dan: We do not know each other, nor am I a climber - however, I am compelled to contact you and the other members to the climbing community in regard to the recent news of Everest. Perhaps my scuba diving experience enables a bit more insight than the average person, as I do understand the ultimate downside risk of offering assistance to another in an extreme environment.

Directly and with no superlatives, you risked your life to save another.  Most importantly, your action was not borne of adrenaline, but was executed with a complete professional and experienced understanding of the risks involved. The world is painfully aware of the others that passed Mr. Hall and other climbers in distress that died on Everest. The ugly underside mountain climbing has been brought center stage. Dan, Thank you for doing the right thing.

Respectfully, Richard E Easton, Connecticut

I will never understand why individuals climb mountains. Such endeavors appear to do nothing other than stroke the egos of overpaid executives and other wealthy individuals. I wonder if any climber ever asks, "what else could I do with my money and talents to make this a better world?"

That being said, cheers to Mr. Mazur for reaching the "peak" of humanity by abandoning his selfish mission.

Sincerely: An ordinary guy in Nashville, Tennessee

Hello - I was wondering if perhaps you could forward this message to Dan Mazur.

Greetings - I am sitting at my computer in Tokyo and just saw the Today show interview with you  . I just want to say thank you for doing such a wonderful thing by rescuing Lincoln Hall. While I have never climbed a mountain I spent virtually every vacation of my childhood out in the middle of various nowheres in America with a very adventurous father who lost his leg stepping on a landmine in France in WWII. We were either on a 24 foot boat a as family of 4 or in a 4 wheel drive that he had specially ordered from International Harvester long before the weird crazy of the SUV now - with seemingly no one using them for what they were supposedly designed for - anyway I digress.

I just want to say that I cannot fathom anyone leaving someone in trouble in the wilderness and was rather flabbergasted to hear Matt Lauer emphasize the " choice" you made - you could have reached the summit or you could have helped him. It almost brought tears to my eyes - how could someone not make the choice you made? But obviously there are lots of people who would not in the world today. Perhaps it is the ease with which people can get to these places today. Anyway thank you so much for your bravery and your humanity. It is so inspiring to see that it still exists today.

So thank you yet again. It gives me hope that in our materialistic - I deserve this- modern society that people still put people first.

Many thanks, Deirdre Merrell-Ikeda



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