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Lincoln Hall
DaveW
26/05/2006
8:36:51 AM
Everest News is reporting Lincoln Hall has died high on the North side of Everest. See http://www.everestnews.com/everest2006/russianeverest05252006.htm
A bad season on Everest made worse by the death of a very experienced aussie climber.

Romfrantic
26/05/2006
9:21:28 AM
The same news release was reported at mounteverest.net: http://www.mounteverest.net/news.php?id=3298

This is indeed very very sad! I was fortunate enough to have met him, a true genuine gentleman. He always showed immense support for the NZAC in Australia and "aussiemountaineers" initiatives, as well as with his work with the Australian Himalayan Foundation amongst many things. A sad loss. Sincere condolences to the family and the many friends.

:-(

Dizzy
26/05/2006
4:57:23 PM
Lincoln Hall has just been reported as having survived the night - he's now at the 1st step being helped down by Sherpa from his team.

http://www.mounteverest.net/news.php?id=3301

Unbelievable survival story. Yet again a guide on a commercial expedition effectively waltzes right on by a climber in need of help.

billk
26/05/2006
5:01:05 PM
I was just about to post the same story. This is incredible.

Lincoln Hall is still alive:

"Yesterday (25th May) Lincoln and two Sherpas were returning from the summit when suddenly he lost energy and became weak just above the third step at 8700m. Initially coherant he quickly developed cerebral edema and began to hallucinate and refused to move down the rope.

As the afternoon wore on his two Sherpas gradually moved him to the second step. But at 7pm in darkness their oxygen supplies exhausted and the Sherpas developing snow blindness they were ordered by the expedition leader Alex Abramov to leave and save their own lives.

They returned to camp 3 at 8200m at 9pm Nepal time. The two Sherpas were totally exhausted and had to be assisted down the mountain by their friends today (26th May).

This morning Dan Mazur on a summit push discovered the still alive Lincoln Hall at the second step and gave him hot tea and oxygen and he was able to use the radio to call his expedition.

Dan with one client continued to the summit.... nice one sunshine! Seems like more mountaineering brotherhood classes required.

Alex Abramov immediately dispatched a team of 12 Sherpas (not sure if from ABC or North Col) to re-ascend with fresh oxygen and stretcher. Alex has sent up a further 20 bottles of oxygen of his own.

The DCXP/Project Himalaya team summited on the 25th at 7:30am while Lincoln summited at 9am behind our team. The DCXP team is exhausted but returning to ABC (Advanced Base Camp).

They are all in good health and expect to all be down safe later today. The stretcher and five bottles of oxygen has been supplied by our team to the efforts and we are sending all our sherpa and climber who can stand back to the north col, so far Jamie McGuinness who has already rescued one man from 8845m this season is the only man able to move back up the hill from our team of 14 westerners & 12 Climbing sherpa.

Fresh radio call: 15:30 CST AUSTRALIA Lincoln is down to the first step with the Russian Sherpa team assisting him, it is very difficult going but with every step down he gains strength and a chance to live, this is perhaps the most dramatic rescue on the mountain.

Jamie is heading up to the North Col now and we are all hoping
Lincoln Hall gets down OK.

Duncan Chessell
DCXP Director
www.DCXP.com

rodw
26/05/2006
8:21:24 PM
Best news to have going into a weekend...lets hope all goes well for the continued rescue.

Romfrantic
26/05/2006
8:35:26 PM
On 26/05/2006 rodw wrote:
>Best news to have going into a weekend...lets hope all goes well for the
>continued rescue.

Indeed!

AlanD
26/05/2006
11:42:03 PM
More up to date news - Everestnews.com

It looks like Lincoln is far from being out of danger.
gfdonc
27/05/2006
11:50:11 AM
Previous link is now superseded by this one
http://www.everestnews.com/everest2006/everestsleeping052620066.htm

Lincoln is in camp at the North Col (7000m).
DaveW
28/05/2006
9:10:01 AM
Great news that Lincoln is down and important to point out that Dan Mazur gave up his summit attempt TO STAY with Lincoln, not abandonning him as initially reported.
See;
http://www.mounteverest.net/news.php?id=3309

Sabu
28/05/2006
1:11:28 PM
Thats awesome news to know that Lincon is on his way down and that Dan gave up his attempt to stay with Lincon. Thats how it should be, I applaud Dan for his decency and sacrifice.
Onsight
28/05/2006
2:52:32 PM
MountEverest.net has posted some photos of Lincoln at Advance Base Camp - courtesy of Jamie McGuinness - Project-Himalaya.com:

http://www.mounteverest.net/news.php?id=3315
http://www.project-himalaya.com/dispatches/latest.html

A bloody miracle. Here's hoping the frostbite isn't too bad.

On ya Lincoln!

Robb
28/05/2006
6:20:08 PM
Right on - fantastic news. Hope the recovery is speedy.
adrian
28/05/2006
6:27:38 PM
I always enjoyed reading White Limbo for inspiration and sharing such a unique experience through Lincoln's eyes - fantastic news to hear he's OK.
simey
28/05/2006
8:28:50 PM
So Dan Mazur didn't make it to the summit of Everest. That means he's failed.

andi nismo
29/05/2006
11:26:17 AM
What do you know about mountaineering mate? You should leave your smartarse opinions to yourself. I know this will be difficult for you as apart from climbing it's really your only skill! Mazur has excelled on this attempt! He has shown the true brotherhood up there. The only thing Mazur failed, was in acting like a selfish, self centred, commercially driven guide. Unlike like others there at the time!

mousey
29/05/2006
11:36:33 AM
now im not going to pretend to really understand simey, but andi i suspect that he was not voicing an opinion, just having a stab at the measures of success&failure that some seem to apply to climbing

billk
29/05/2006
11:52:25 AM
On 29/05/2006 andi nismo wrote:
>What do you know about mountaineering mate? You should leave your smartarse
>opinions to yourself. I know this will be difficult for you as apart from
>climbing it's really your only skill! Mazur has excelled on this attempt!
>He has shown the true brotherhood up there. The only thing Mazur failed,
>was in acting like a selfish, self centred, commercially driven guide.
>Unlike like others there at the time!

Relax Andi, that was Simey's wry humour.

IMHO a pretty good way of nailing some other people's failures.
andi nismo
29/05/2006
11:57:32 AM
It sounds like a statement of opinion to me, albeit minus an exclamation mark. Anyway, he has no idea what he is talking about. He had one little misshap with an avalanche and ran screaming out of the hills. That sounds more like a failure to me!
simey
29/05/2006
12:15:37 PM
On 29/05/2006 andi nismo wrote:
>The only thing Mazur failed, was in acting like a selfish, self centred, commercially driven guide.

Well I certainly won't be booking my Everest attempt with him until he gets his priorities right.

billk
29/05/2006
12:16:28 PM
That's the tricky thing about email. It's a bugger of a medium for making your intended meaning clear.

However, I think humour, even confronting humour, is important for dealing with serious issues like this one.

Edit: After Simey's subsequent post, I'd add that sometimes you can keep a wind-up going for too long.

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