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  Another False Report of Death on Everest


A few days ago we were told of a report that claimed there was a dead climber on Everest on the North side, based on the source of the report we doubted it was true. This report is again FALSE. For those of you who are new to reporting on Everest, some people do not confirm deaths before reporting, nor do they seem to care about the families if someone has died, as they publish any rumor heard anywhere, even from a bar. Many of those rumors turn out false, year after year. Such is the state of what some call "reporting". Families of course get very emotional when dead climbers on the mountain are reported. The good news seems to be few people believe these false reports when published these days or even know about them...

From Everest 2004

Press sources about 5 hours ago started reporting the death of a leader of the Greek Everest Expedition, however, the report is false. They used the name of a person who was not even on Everest!

None of the leaders of the Greek expeditions nor any other member of the Greek expedition on Everest is dead. This false story must be causing a great stress on the Greek expeditions on Everest.

As we understand the story, another Greek climber, sadly died on another mountain...

"It is clarified that all the members of mountaineering mission Hellas Everest 2004 are very good in their health as well as that they do not run through no danger. ", according to the Greek expedition

This is course is not the first time false deaths have been reported on Mt Everest or other 8000 meter peaks. Kami Sherpa's reported death on Everest last year was false as well as the 20 deaths reported on Cho Oyu.

While the origination of these reports are unknown to EverestNews.com, clearly the reporting of deaths on Everest without confirmation is unethical, immoral, and just plain wrong.

We have done several stories on this in the past, in 2003 before the season we wrote...

Editorial Comment: For those of you following Everest coverage for the first time, you should know several false deaths have been reported in the last 4 years by various sources. From Zeddy, to Jaime Viñals, to Russians climbers, to George last year; numerous climbers have been reported dead by others when they were NOT!...

 

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