Update from the three man expedition without oxygen (Climbers
Robert Goh, Lim Kim
Boon and Edwin Siew)
The team has been sitting at Base Camp waiting for Camp 3 to be
set up before going for their next acclimatisation climb.
Tragedy struck a member of another expedition team. A
Canadian climber took a tumble when descending the icefall and broke his leg.
Almost immediately, a group of Sherpas who saw him fall dashed to his
assistance. Among them was our head sherpa, Kami Ang Chiring. Help was also
summoned from the climber's team down at base camp.
He was carried on a stretcher rigged up with ladders and
carried slowly down. Sadly, that's the end of his expedition. A helicopter has
been summoned .
This is a reminder of the importance of vigilance on the
mountains. We can only wish the climber a speedy recovery. Everest will still
be here when he has recovered.
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