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Junko Tabei, the first woman atop Everest (1975), has died aged 77.

 

She was also the first woman to conquer the 'seven summits'.

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And now for the descent. Be interesting to see if he gets a QO, can never really judge the fame level of mountaineers outside the "big names".

 

He was quick.

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That was quick. I'll also be interested to see if he gets a QO.

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He got a BBC obit. Well, I never!

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He got a BBC obit. Well, I never!

I dunno msc, you might.

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He got a BBC obit. Well, I never!

I dunno msc, you might.

 

 

I totally read that reply in the voice of the policeman talking to Bugs Bunny at the end of Bugs and Thugs.

 

"He's not in this stove!"

"Aha, he's hiding in the stove!"

"If my friend Rocky was in this stove, would I turn on the gas?"

"You might, rabbit, you might..."

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Ugo Angelino, Italian mountaineer who took part to the legendary 1954 Italian expedition on K2, has died aged 93 on December the 24th 2016, leaving Erich Abram as the only survivor of the expedition.

http://www.tuttosport.com/news/altri-sport/2016/12/24-19174519/alpinismo_morto_angelino_nel_1954_conquist_il_k2/?cookieAccept

 

NOTE: No available English obits.

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Erich Abram, last survivor of the 1954 Italian expedition on K2, has died on January the 16th 2017 aged 94. He was known as one of the best Italian mountaineers of XX century.

http://www.ansa.it/sito/notizie/cronaca/2017/01/17/morto-erich-abram-fu-sul-k2-nel-1954_326adb0c-c61f-4d0d-b81c-ce2d28efda1a.html

 

NOTE: No available obits in English.

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Erich Abram, last survivor of the 1954 Italian expedition on K2, has died on January the 16th 2017 aged 94. He was known as one of the best Italian mountaineers of XX century.

http://www.ansa.it/sito/notizie/cronaca/2017/01/17/morto-erich-abram-fu-sul-k2-nel-1954_326adb0c-c61f-4d0d-b81c-ce2d28efda1a.html

 

NOTE: No available obits in English.

 

To help: https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=it&u=http://www.quotidiano.net/cronaca/morto-erich-abram-k2-1.2823136&prev=search

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Erich Abram, last survivor of the 1954 Italian expedition on K2, has died on January the 16th 2017 aged 94. He was known as one of the best Italian mountaineers of XX century.

http://www.ansa.it/sito/notizie/cronaca/2017/01/17/morto-erich-abram-fu-sul-k2-nel-1954_326adb0c-c61f-4d0d-b81c-ce2d28efda1a.html

 

NOTE: No available obits in English.

 

 

Ugo Angelino, Italian mountaineer who took part to the legendary 1954 Italian expedition on K2, has died aged 93 on December the 24th 2016, leaving Erich Abram as the only survivor of the expedition.

http://www.tuttosport.com/news/altri-sport/2016/12/24-19174519/alpinismo_morto_angelino_nel_1954_conquist_il_k2/?cookieAccept

 

NOTE: No available English obits.

 

The last two survivors gone in just over 3 weeks. That's what I call peak deadpool activity. Baddum tish.

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An American climber died on Sunday (May 21) on his way to the summit of Mount Everest, expedition organisers said, the latest death to mar the ongoing climbing season.

The 50-year-old mountaineer died close to the Balcony, a small platform above the 8,000-metre mark considered the mountain's "death zone".
A search is also underway for an Indian climber who lost contact after reaching the summit of the world's tallest mountain on Saturday.  Ravi Kumar, 26, was climbing down from the 8,850 metre (29,035 feet) summit and got separated from his guide near the Balcony.  The Nepali guide was found unconscious at Camp 4, just below 8,000 metres, with severe frostbite.

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Mt Everest is flexing it's muscle this weekend.

 

Francesco Marchetti, 54, was climbing down to a lower camp from the North Col route on Sunday morning when he died at an altitude of about 7500 metres.  He was suffering from altitude sickness.

Mr Marchetti, known as Frank, was one of three people who died on Everest on Sunday, local time.

American doctor Roland Yearwood and Slovak mountaineer Vladimir Strba also died in separate incidents near the summit of Everest on Sunday.
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Rock Starving.

Rock need food!
 

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Norman Dyhrenfurth, who led the first American expedition to scale Everest (but never managed to reach the summit himself) dead at 99

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One person was killed and another person injured after a massive chunk of stone broke off the face of Yosemite’s El Capitan on Wednesday, park officials and a climber who witnessed the rockfall said.

The rockfall on the more than 3,000-foot-tall granite monolith occurred at around 1:55 p.m. local time near the Waterfall Route, a popular climbing trail.

Peter Zabrok, 58, a climber making his 58th El Capitan climb on Wednesday, said a huge chunk of rock toppled from about 2,000 feet up and fell about 1,000 feet. It appeared two or three people were hiking at the base at the time.

Just me or does the witness sound a little fishy.  Just happened to 'see' it, had nothing to DO with it of course.
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15 hours ago, RishCast said:

Norman Dyhrenfurth, who led the first American expedition to scale Everest (but never managed to reach the summit himself) dead at 99

 

So he died within sight of another summit

 

Kinda thing a psychotherapist would see as a life script issue, or summat

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Norman Hardie, involved in the first ascent of the 8,586-metre Kangchenjunga in India and Nepal, the third highest mountain in the world has died aged 92.

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Chris Bonington is on Meet The Author on BBC News.

 

Looking extremely well. One to bear in mind though, now he's in his 80s...

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