Many of you have noticed the dispatches stopped. For those of us who has done
this for awhile, we could only hope the sat phone was broke, but on Easter
Sunday the family e-mailed. They had been notified of the death of Mr. Alex
The Ministry of Culture, Tourism
and Civil Aviation reports that one member and one High Altitude Worker of
International Pumori Expedition 2005 (I) Team died on crevasse by slipped down
from about 100 meter below the summit while descending from the summit of the
Mt. Pumori on 25th March 2005 at 3:00 pm.
1. Mr. Alexander Ivan Chen
Arrocha (35 yrs.), Panama.
2. Mr Phurba Tamang, (25
yrs.), High Altitude Worker, Gorakhani - 8, Solukhumbu.
The 11 members
expedition team were permitted to climb 7161 meter high Mt. Pumori from normal
route for the period of 60 days from 3rd March, 2005 under the leadership of
Mr. Jay Mark Reilly from Australia. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil
Aviation expresses its deep sorrow on their sad demise.
Our prayers are with the families; this is a
dangerous sport where people die every year, but that does not make it easier
for those who lose loved ones. We assume now that the
Ministry has released the news,
the team will report details. We forward the details to the family first...
Part of the
route with huge ice seracs and crevasses on the way to Camp 2.
Mazur - USA Expedition Leader.
- Turkey Leader in Training
Loos - Germany.
Pollock - USA Trekker.
Stenberg - Finland and Sweden.
Hansen - Norway.
Fawcett - UK England. John summited Ama Dablam with us in 2003!
Ludlow - UK England.
Mr. Jay Reilly. Australia.
Climbing Expedition Leader
Ms. Eliselien Te Hennepe.
Holland. Trekking Leader and Expedition Leader in Training
Mr. Philip Ling. Australia
and St.Anton am Arlberg, Austria. Expedition Leader in Training
Mr. Mark Merwin. USA.
Expedition Leader in Training
Mr. Kirk Morley. Australia.
Expedition Leader in Training
Ms. Kirsten Letts.
Australia. Trekking member
Mr. Alex Chen. Panama and
China. Climbing member
Veisturs Garda - Latvia
Liga Hartmane - Latvia
Carlis Reihmanis - Latvia
Michael Duncan - USA
Rex Dougherty - USA
Frazier Keck - USA
Roland Marx - USA
Greg Mills - USA
Matt Vulk - USA
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