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Author Topic: 22nd May: Marko officially lost  (Read 6943 times)

Chris Valentine

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22nd May: Marko officially lost
« on: May 22 2005, 20:08 »

Just had confirmation from Lorenzo that Marko [and three others from another team*] are missing presumed dead. "We are mourning" he says. Nothing more I can add, really.

[*NOTE: everestnews.com are now reporting that Marko is now the only one missing]

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« Last Edit: May 23 2005, 14:10 by Chris Valentine »
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Re: 22nd May: 4 officially lost
« Reply #1 on: May 22 2005, 22:18 »

Lorenzo does not have the names of the other three missing people as yet.

Meanwhile, a very large, mostly Chinese team has summited today. They reported a temperature of -30 deg.C on the summit.

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Re: 22nd May: 4 officially lost
« Reply #2 on: May 23 2005, 00:34 »

Apparently Sherpas to the Chinese team, who are at Camp 2 and above right now, have found a body at 8800m that may well be Marko:

http://www.mounteverest.net/story/MissingMarko-Chineseclimbersfindsbodyat8800May222005.shtml

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Re: 22nd May: 4 officially lost
« Reply #3 on: May 23 2005, 08:19 »

I am so very sorry.  My condolences to the families and loved ones.  My heart is filled with sadness.

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Re: 22nd May: 4 officially lost
« Reply #4 on: May 23 2005, 14:02 »

Lorenzo recorded a new voice message late last night. Viktor has finally returned to ABC Obviously the whole team is pretty distraught. One of the other three originally reported missing, a French Canadian, has turned up, so much relief there. Weather has changed again and the wind has dropped, which has enabled many of the big Chinese team to summit.

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