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Tomaz Humar rescue underway

Postby Cy Kaicener » Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:30 pm

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Postby The Chief » Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:41 pm

It's not the first time nor the second for him.

And, the manner that he pushes the solo envelope, I am very surprised that he is still alive.
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Postby Sam Page » Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:22 pm

Wow, not again. Is it solo climbing if you have to rely on repeated rescues, seriously jeopardizing the lives of others in the process? :?
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Tomaz Humar rescue underway

Postby Cy Kaicener » Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:58 am

A Swiss mountain rescue team is on the way hoping to fly a Nepalese helicopter.
http://www.planetmountain.com/english/N ... eyid=37081
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Postby Corax » Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:58 am

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I really hope this ends well.
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Postby Damien Gildea » Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:17 am

IIUC, it's several days since that first phone call. I doubt he would have taken more than a few days food, so if what we read is accurate (which it rarely is) then he could be in real trouble by now.

If he really is on the N face of LL, that's a wild attempt, as no one has tried that, it's pretty big, and almost no one has even been into that valley system east of Kyriong(sp). Again, we don't know for sure he was actually on the N face, but if is, then the Chinese won't take kindly to foreigners flying into their airspace.

Hope for the best.

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Postby The Chief » Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:32 am

Even the best like Tomaz need to find their limitations.

If he survives this one, I truly hope that he will begin to reconsider some of his attempts.

I love the guy. But we all need to know when to say NO!
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Postby Damien Gildea » Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:35 am

http://www.mounteverest.net/news.php?id=18868

The second paragraph says 'south face' which, if true, is a hell of a lot easier to get to, just above the regular Langtang trekking route. 6300m would be about halfway up the face. The face has been attempted before, and some people have been killed on it.

In this update, the east face is shown: http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web09f/news ... pal-rescue

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Postby TobinPetty » Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:21 am

prayers for his safe return. God bless the responders.
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Postby Corax » Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:19 pm

As you say Damien; something has to happen very soon now.
I think it must be the south face he's on. It's an easy trek to the north face, but I wonder if the Chinese would let anyone get there as the Sheqiong valley is right on the border. It's a very sensitive area. He could be reached by helicopter by the Swi/Nep team without them entering Chinese airspace though.
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Postby Pivvay » Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:33 pm

This guy was got 9 lives but I have a bad feeling about this one. Regardless of my feelings about repeated rescues, I hope he pulls through.
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Postby Vid Pogachnik » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:31 am

Tomaz was found by Swiss rescuers dead. RIP Tomaz.
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Tomaz Humar rescue underway

Postby Cy Kaicener » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:37 am

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Postby Mihai Tanase » Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:30 pm

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.

Best regards

Gerold Biner
Menno Boermans
Air Zermatt Switzerland

(from Menno Boermans on Facebook)

RIP :(
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