Skip to comments.Lincoln Hall, mountaineer left on Everest, dies
Posted on 03/26/2012 10:54:55 AM PDT by GSWarrior
SYDNEY (AP) Mountaineer Lincoln Hall, who was rescued a day after being given up for dead near the summit of Everest in 2006, died Wednesday of cancer in Australia. He was 56.
Hall reached the peak of the world's highest mountain but became gravely ill from oxygen deprivation during the descent. His guides helped him initially then left to save their own lives.
American guide Daniel Mazur, his two clients and a Sherpa guide were just two hours from the 29,035-foot peak on the morning of May 26 when they came across Hall, who had been left alone a day earlier.
"I was shocked to see a guy without gloves, hat, oxygen bottles or sleeping bag at sunrise at 28,200 feet height, just sitting up there," Mazur told The Associated Press days after the rescue.
Mazur said Hall's first words to him were: "I imagine you are surprised to see me here."
(Excerpt) Read more at google.com ...
It's a thing of incredible beauty. I brought my mom for a stay on the grounds there for her first visit. She was thrilled at 75 to see and experience it.
All that plus you stand a pretty good chance of survival...
My uncle started that tradition. He was a long haul trucker for many years and if he’s on the NV, CO borders and within range, he would do it. Park his rig, with his coffee and have his breakfast while the sun peaked slowly over the range.
I don’t know about you, but everyone was quiet when the sun hits your face. Everyone knew to shut up and enjoy the feeling of being alive..(even my talkative GF)
what was that Joe Krahower (sp?) book...”Into Thin Air”....told the story of mulitple climbing expeditions with the richie rich buying access with limited skills...
LOL! I lived in SoFlo for over 20 years and Arizona the past couple. It doesn’t surprise me, I think the folks out here in this part of the country are very courteous compared to the NE and SoFlo where I lived most of my life. The people out here are very encouraging to me for the future of our nation. The only thing I miss from SoFlo is the family, food and somewhat cooler summers.