Field Touring member Wei Cui has died on Ama Dablam
according to the expedition. This information is in addition to the death
days ago of a French climber on a different Ama Dablam expedition who
we are told died in the same place. The body of the French mountaineer who
died while climbing Ama Dablam was brought back to KTM. According to Gyanendra
Shrestha with the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, the French climber
name who died was Jean Mary.
A climber reports to EverestNews.com that "both climbers
fell in about the same place - weird. There was a section of rope at the top
of the Grey Tower that looked as if it should be rappelled on, but in fact it
was only a 3-4m tail that simply ended. It's reasonable to assume that both
climbers mistook this tail of rope as the descent rope and simply rappelled
off the end." Very very sad if correct...
For Field Touring, Wei Cui death comes as the company's
second death this Autumn with Guy Leveille passing away on Cho Oyu earlier
this Autumn. He also
fell during the descent from his summit attempt.
Earlier: The first summits of Ama Dablam in Autumn 2008 were reported
on Friday, however with the good news came bad...
" Just off the sat phone with my guide Justin, who is at
Camp 2 on Ama Dablam. Our IMG group will summit tomorrow (hopefully!). The
first climbers summated AD today."
"Justin confirmed that a climber fell from above Camp 2 on
Ama Dablam today and died. He said that people at Camp 1 could see his body
near the base of the face. " Eric Simonson IMG
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