going from High to Higher
On May 21st 2009, at the age of 29, Frank
Ziebarth, a German mountaineer living in Calgary , made it to the top of the
world from the Tibetan side without the use of supplemental oxygen.
Very sadly, Frank could not make it back
to high camp, suffering from hypothermia and obvious lack of oxygen. He was
last seen at 8700 meters still determined to go down on his own strength. It
was later confirmed by fellow climbers that his body now rest peacefully at
the bottom of the third step high on Mount Everest .
Frank was an accomplished 8000m climber
who already made it to the top of Shishapangma, Cho Oyu , and Lohtse without
the use of oxygen.
His strength, smile, humility and care
for others were an inspiration for all his fellow climbers and revealed the
true nature of a great mountaineer. He was a born leader.
We, the team who shared his last trip to
the highest point on earth, would like to offer our sincere condolences to
Christina his fiancée, to his family in Germany and to all his friends all
over the world.
Alexandre Paré, Manuel Pizarro and Anna
Baranska on behalf of the whole Everest North mountaineering community
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