First was Danish climber Tom Rolex Sports Models replica watches Jorgenson whowas listed as a North Col climber on the team roster. He died in aTibetan village after descending with HACE.The second Summit Climb member, Peter Kinloch, died high on the north side after his summit. It was reportedthat he became blind and totally incapacitated and the rescue team hadto leave him as their own lives became at risk. This brought to mindthe previous events of Lincoln Hall and David Sharp. Jorgensons deathand Kinloch details were revealed through other sources and had aslight mention on the Summit Climb website though reports said the teamwas devastated.Another tragedy struck Everest on April 28 when László Várkonyi, awell known Hungarian climber was killed by an avalanche off the NorthCol. He was swept into a crevasse.
In spite of a valiant search, hisbody was not replica A Lange & Sohne watch recovered.According to climbers in the area the avalanche force pushed youngJordan Romero into his father, Paul, cutting his face so severely itrequired six stitches. This was not reported except on Bill Fischerssite.Finally, Japanese climber Hiroshi a member of the RolwalingExcursion team died at C3 on the north. And Russian climber, SergeiDuganov, died on Lhotse. All the deaths except for Jorgenson were onthe descent after a summit.
The Media DarlingsA summary of Everest 2010 would not be complete without further comment on the two media stars: Apa and Jordan.Apa Sherpa is of course is a legend with his 20th summit. He nowlives in the U.S. He once climbed, as many Sherpa do, to support hisfamily; however today he climbs to raise awareness of climate replica Chopard watch changeand for his foundation. Apa sent a strong message this season thatEverest is melting and future expeditions will see more rock than snowon the upper flanks similar to the wind swept Northeast ridge on theTibet side.Please remember that many Sherpas now have 10, 12, 16; even 19 summits, like Chewang Nima Sherpa,each and are the best in the business. It goes without saying, butneeds to be shouted loudly, that without these strong men (and women inthe Nepalese villages), Everest would be unattainable for almost allthe current generation of climbers.