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 Tomaz Humar Missing on Langtang Lirung


Tomaz Humar after this rescue on Nanga Parbat

Onbehalf of Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa, our chairman, I am pleased to send you news on Tomaz Humar.
 
Mr. Tomaz Humar, Slovenian Nationality,  was on solo climb to Mt. Lang Tang Lirung 2009 Expedition from 5th Oct. 
On the evening of 9th November, Asian Trekking was informed by the base camp staff Mr. Jagat that Tomaz has had an accident approximately at 6300m and requested immediate rescue. The following morning 10-Nov, a helicopter with four Nepalese Climbing Sherpas with needed rescue equipments were sent to the base camp. An aerial search was initially made but the team was unable to spot him as per the location described by Tomaz.  
The helicopter then dropped the rescue team at base camp and return to Kathmandu.  
The last contact Jagat had with Tomaz was on the 10-Nov at 10 : am. The conversation with Tomaz was very short and he seemed to be in a very critical condition and his voice was very weak and said " Jagat this is my last " !!  
There was no contact with Tomaz after that. 
Rescue Sherpas set up camp I (5800m) on the 10th Nov. The next day 11-Nov , Sherpas reached the described location but was unable to find him. 
 The Sherpas have returned to base camp on 12 -Nov , as conditions on the mountain was getting bad due to snow fall. 
 Yours Sincerely,
  Dawa Sherpa

Earlier:  Reliable Sources report that Tomaz Humar is stuck on Langtang Lirung. the Sherpas has arrived and are fixing ropes; Reports state reports fixed to camp 1 and then to approx 6300 meters. Concern in that some has not heard from him since Monday....

Earlier: Reliable Sources report that Tomaz Humar is stuck on Langtang Lirung with a broken leg. The unconfirmed report states that Tomaz was doing a "solo climb on Langtang Lirung and broke his leg so he is stuck somewhere around 6000 meters. Four sherpas got dropped of at Langtang Lirung base camp this morning by helicopter to rescue this guy off the mountain."

Langtang Lirung is the high point of the Langtang Himal;  southwest of Shisha Pangma, it is 7,227 metres (23,711 feet) tall. It is believed the first ascent was by Seishi Wada and Pemba Tsering on a Japanese-Sherpa expedition, via the same East Ridge route.

Stay tuned for more; again this report is unconfirmed.

 

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