Dear mountain friends,
At around 06.00 hour CET we got a call from our rescue team in Nepal. The rescue was made a few minutes ago. Pilot Robert Andenmatten and rescuer Simon Anthamatten could get Tomaz down from Langtang Lirung. Unfortunately Tomaz did not survive… All our thoughts are with his family and friends.
The lifeless body of Tomaz was found at 5600 meters in the south face. Robert decided to use 25 meters of static rope to bring Simon to the accident site. Tomaz was further down than expected and had at least a broken leg. Robert, who was with a Nepali captain, first flew Tomaz to basecamp and went up again to get Simon.
In the name of the team we like to thank all of you for the tremendous support and help.
Air Zermatt Switzerland
(from Menno Boermans on Facebook)