Saturday, May 27, 2006

Miracle On Everest

Australian climber Lincoln Hall, who spent the night exposed to the elements after having been pronounced dead, has walked into advanced base camp under his own power. (This certainly gives a new meaning to the phrase "dead man walking"...) Hall has now spoken to his wife after "one of the most dramatic rescues in mountaineering history."

Two Americans, Alexander Abramov and Dan Mazur, played key roles in Hall's rescue. Mazur gave up his attempt to summit Everest in order to stay with Hall until help arrived.

This story stands in stark contrast to last week's incident in which another climber was abandoned to die as other climbers continued to the summit, leading Everest legend Sir Edmund Hillary to criticize those who didn't aid the dying man.


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