The Rock Cave on Everest where David
Sharp froze to death on Everest ©EverestNews.com
T. Ravichandran from Malaysia is returning to Everest,
apparently to make at attempt at the South side of the mountain after claiming
a summit on the North side in 2006. T. Ravichandran was one the many climbers
who passed by David Sharp on the way up to the Summit that day....
What is interesting is that T. Ravichandran claims a summit
very late in the day (around 2pm), so he was actually going up the mountain as
those with early summits were coming down.
Here is what T. Ravichandran said in his own words about
David Sharp:" "Ahead of me, I saw about 40 other climbers walking past David
and just leaving him to die. Nobody wanted to help," said the 41-year-old
climber who had gone on the expedition in April this year for a charitable
"At that time, I was thinking of helping him and thought of
forgetting about reaching the summit. Then again, I was just a few hundred
metres short of the peak and, thus, I decided to reach the summit and left
David behind," said Ravichandran, who reached the summit on May 15.
This year T. Ravichandran will attempt to add to the 3000 or
so summits of Everest, apparently by the South side...
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