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Erhard Loretan Killed

Postby Damien Gildea » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:53 am

Erhard Loretan has been killed in a fall, guiding in the Swiss Alps on Thursday.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/ap ... retan-dies

The fastest of the fast-and-light. Everest in 38 hrs, new route on Nameless Trango, all 14 x 8000ers, Antarctic new routes, Alpine enchainments ....

Vale, Erhard.
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Re: Erhard Loretan Killed

Postby Diego Sahagún » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:02 am

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Re: Erhard Loretan Killed

Postby Cy Kaicener » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:05 pm

Condolences to his family and friends :(
http://www.planetmountain.com/english/N ... eyid=38124
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Re: Erhard Loretan Killed

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Re: Erhard Loretan Killed

Postby hansw » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:31 pm

Very sad indeed. He was one of my heroes.

What happened? Rock fall? Avalanche?

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Re: Erhard Loretan Killed

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Re: Erhard Loretan Killed

Postby Diego Sahagún » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:31 pm

Avec la mort d’Erhard Loretan disparaît une grande légende de l’alpinisme:

http://www.24heures.ch/actu/suisse/mort ... 2011-04-30

Erhard Loretan, décès d'un fou de la montagne: http://www.24heures.ch/galeries/erhard- ... ne?photo=1

Many pics...
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Re: Erhard Loretan Killed

Postby Diego Sahagún » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:41 pm

La dernière ascension d’Erhard Loretan:

http://www.swissinfo.ch/fre/sport/La_de ... 6&rss=true

More links in there
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Re: Erhard Loretan Killed

Postby Diego Sahagún » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:45 pm

Le guide Erhard Loretan trouve la mort le jour de son anniversaire:

http://www.tdg.ch/gruenhorn-deces-guide ... 2011-04-29

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Re: Erhard Loretan Killed

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Re: Erhard Loretan Killed

Postby Noondueler » Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:01 am

Damien Gildea wrote:Erhard Loretan has been killed in a fall, guiding in the Swiss Alps on Thursday.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/ap ... retan-dies

The fastest of the fast-and-light. Everest in 38 hrs, new route on Nameless Trango, all 14 x 8000ers, Antarctic new routes, Alpine enchainments ....

Vale, Erhard.
Rest easy Erhard. Great climber. One off the greatest 8,000er climbers.
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Re: Erhard Loretan Killed

Postby Diego Sahagún » Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:09 am

hansw wrote:Very sad indeed. He was one of my heroes.

What happened? Rock fall? Avalanche?

Gross-Grünhorn, the end of a journey.

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http://digilander.libero.it/greenrockac ... unhorn.htm (in Italian)
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Re: Erhard Loretan Killed

Postby desainme » Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:23 am

Very sad and the irony of it happening on Mt. Greenhorn
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/30/sports/30loretan.html
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Re: Erhard Loretan Killed

Postby dadndave » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:15 am

Only just heard about this on the morning news. Sad news indeed.
What is this "scientific method" you speak of?
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Re: Erhard Loretan Killed

Postby macintosh » Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:19 am

"One day at a luxury hotel near Frankfurt, he met wealthy industrialists. One of them wanted to know if he had never fear. He replied: Yes, all the time. "

"When I am no more anxious in the mountains, I will stop"

"I was walking front, I saw him miss me and fall, tumbling nearly a thousand meters of wall. During the hour-long my run towards him, I was afraid I knew that at this altitude, we could not do anything for him and hoped he would be dead. I called him, he said. I thought the sky was falling on my head. He had multiple compound fractures, was half conscious, but he was still alive...Only three days after we were able to return to his side. Pierre-Alain was still alive, he suffered terribly. We tried to go down by sliding on the rugged glacier. There he died. "
Pierre-Alain Steiner, climbing partener, Cho Oyu south-west face, 1986
http://voyages.liberation.fr/montagne/deces-en-montagne-de-l-039-alpiniste-erhard-loretan

"Brilliant career, tragic life
Erhard Loretan was a world-class mountaineer that life was not spared. On December 24, 2001, the man had lost the nerve to face the tears of his only son to death and had shaken the baby of seven months. He was convicted of negligent homicide and sentenced to four months imprisonment, suspended in 2003.
He had said before the ruling: "The pain you inflict is not really important compared to what I'll suffer until the end of my days. " Erhard Loretan had consented to have his name published to draw attention to the shaken baby syndrome."
http://www.tdg.ch/gruenhorn-deces-guide-montagne-erhard-loretan-2011-04-29
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