Dutch mounteneering icon Ronald Naar died today on the Cho Oyu. Ronald Naar fell ill during the climb and passed away while descending the mountain. Full text in Dutch at http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/2686/Bin ... nier.dhtml
Ronald was known as a responsible man who did not take uncalculated risks. Before the climb, he had an elaborate medical exam to ensure he was in good health. Ronald was the first Dutch man to climb all 7 summits. He was an ambassador for mounteneering and led expeditions to a.o. K2 and Nanga Parbat. Ronald Naar's website: http://www.ronaldnaar.nl/
Thank you for the inspiration and courage. Rest in Peace.