EverestNews.com understands there are many wild rumors out
there. There are always wild rumors on Everest. EverestNews.com knows of only
1 missing climber,
Lihteneker. There is more on his sad story below from his expedition
leader. Several climbers have worked the last few days helping others, that
were not on their teams. Due to the work of these climbers, several climbers
have been located and things are better.
All climbers, that we are
aware of, that there was concern about have been located. We know of no
missing climbers except Маrko
We understand numerous versions of what
happened to Marko are out there. Numerous versions have been submitted to us!
This is typical on Everest. The version that seems closest, is the one that
has not been published to our knowledge. That version is that the climbers
separated on or near the summit, with
Victor Mliner descending and taking the radio with him. (They apparently
only had one radio). Last night while the Chinese were attempting the Summit
after the Third Step, they reported a 20 minute delay. We wondered then if
they found a climber, as there is no reason to just stop in that area. Time
will tell if this version is correct.
We should stress: It is not confirmed that
Lihteneker is dead. It is confirmed he is missing, and there is great
Early Today we received a message from Alexander Abramov
leader of the
7 Summits Club expedition
below is the unedited message
22.05.2005 at 17.00 Victor Mliner & Vladimir Lande arrived to ABC. Their
filling is well. Sherpas of china's expedition find body of climber on the
altitude 8800. This body is look as Marko... Six sherpas, which climb together
with members arrived to ABC. Pasang Dorji is freese [frostbite] his right
We decided to hold the e-mail, but we understand it is now being posted
across the internet in various forms.
Prayers for the family of
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