The Rock Cave on Everest ©EverestNews.com
New Zealander Mark Inglis is now recanting his story that he
called his expedition leader on the way to the summit to tell of finding David
Sharp and apparently recanting the statements that they attempted to help
David on the way up! This after his expedition leader published a report in
direct conflict with Mark Inglis statements. Of course others will point out
that other climbers have confirmed parts of Mark's statements in interviews...
Several interesting parts of the latest story published including the
statement "I called out to the others to check the guy out". Unclear if he
took the oxygen mask off when calling out or still had it on... Also unclear
who he called out too. Many details needed here for a complete story...
What is the truth?
Judge for yourself as the investigation
In news from other climbers....
Other climbers have now stated ON THE RECORD to
EverestNews.com that "They saw him [David Sharp] sitting in front of the cave
next to dead Indian climber".
One stating "he [David Sharp] was busy with his bag. And the
thin gloves he was wearing was strange to them. ... he thought that man
sitting was a sherpa rather then an European. Because only the shoes were new
and good shape rest of his suit was poor"
"One of the sherpa spoke to him [David Sharp] and told him
not to sit and to go. But he refused the suggestion with body language. They
were not aware that he was going up or down and they assumed that he was
resting on the way as many others do."
Details to be released in the coming days... including all
Mark Inglis is now recanting his story is
Earlier report: "Numerous climbers summited on the 14th and
15th reporting him in various states. David attempted Everest by himself. He
did not get himself down and therefore he died. Very Sad.", reported by
EverestNews.com in May, 2006.
Several climbers saw David in trouble. David at some point
froze to death like others before him. Climbers saw David in various states, from standing and
walking, to trying to work on his oxygen system, to at one point down on the
ground. David was clearly descending the mountain...
So who is brave enough to talk? The good news is climbers
have started to talk to EverestNews.com. Along those climbers are Sherpas.
The facts do not change, David attempted Everest by himself. He did not get
himself down and therefore he died. Very Sad.
But the world does want details. Who to believe and who not
to believe? We have been asked. Our investigation into the death of David
Sharp is ongoing. Climbers are beginning to come forward and speak to
EverestNews.com with details. As far as who to believe and who not to believe,
we will leave those judgments to others. We expect our investigation to take
between 6 and 12 months before publishing a detailed report.
While it appears the full unedited film by the
production company will never be released to let the world or anyone judge
what happened. It is clear others have evidence of David Sharp... What will
that evidence show is to be determined....
If you have first hand knowledge and are ready to speak,
send us your story. Some will complain they never had their story or side
printed. Well speak up if you wish to be heard, or forever hold your peace.
You are on notice as receiving a request, and we know you are reading....
Sport Everest Boot has made some minor changes by adding
more Kevlar. USES Expeditions / High
altitude / Mountaineering in extremely cold conditions / Isothermal to
-75°F Gore-Tex® Top dry / Evazote Reinforcements with aramid threads.
Avg. Weight: 5 lbs 13 oz Sizes: 5 - 14 DESCRIPTION Boot with semi-rigid
shell and built-in Gore-Tex® gaiter reinforced by aramid threads, and
removable inner slipper Automatic crampon attachment Non-compressive
fastening Double zip, so easier to put on Microcellular midsole to
increase insulation Removable inner slipper in aluminized alveolate
Fiberglass and carbon footbed Cordura + Evazote upper Elasticated
Expedition footwear for
mountaineering in conditions of extreme cold. NOTE US
SIZES LISTED. See more here.
weather, high altitude double boot for extreme conditions The Olympus
Mons is the perfect choice for 8000-meter peaks. This super lightweight
double boot has a PE thermal insulating inner boot that is coupled with
a thermo-reflective outer boot with an integrated gaiter. We used a
super insulating lightweight PE outsole to keep the weight down and the
TPU midsole is excellent for crampon compatibility and stability on
steep terrain. WEIGHT: 39.86 oz • 1130 g LAST: Olympus Mons
CONSTRUCTION: Inner: Slip lasted Outer: Board Lasted OUTER BOOT: Cordura®
upper lined with dual-density PE micro-cellular thermal insulating
closed cell foam and thermo-reflective aluminium facing/ Insulated
removable footbed/ Vibram® rubber rand
See more here.