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  Mt. Everest 2005: Four Friends To Climb Everest For A Cure: Everest is a very dangerous venture


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Update 5/02/2005: May 2, Invariably, Everest is a very dangerous venture, and as of recent, the occupants on Everest's slopes have escaped this season with a relatively low toll in terms of life an limb, until last night.  A week ago, a Canadian passed away due to heart failure while self-evacuating off the mountain, and another Canadian had fallen into a crevasse and sustained several broken bones but was successfully extracted and repatriated to his homeland.

Last night, luck changed, and a team member from an American led team fell into a crevasse in early afternoon and perished during the ensuing rescue effort. All team members on the ECFACE team are ok, but are very contemplative as mountaineers -- any loss of life during an expedition is tragic- and everyone on the mountain is affected.  We currently have refrained from specifically naming the expedition or members involved as this is being officially released from the specific team involved and we wish to respect the chain of information that is flowing from Base Camp.

Our team sends their full condolences to those involved and we have currently reviewed our safety practices as well as have had a meeting with our climbing Sherpa staff in regards to our climbing methods and elements of safety.

We will continue to climb in the full spirit of adventure that surrounds extreme mountaineering, forging a great sense of caution and awareness for our Sherpa and climbing teams in regards to the recent events.

Our current plans to rest and then push for a summit bid in the next 10 to 15 days are still and place and stay tuned for upcoming updates...

Robert Chang

Dispatches

Rob Chang Everest Climber, author and motivational speaker. To book Rob e-mail

 
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