A few more details: We are very sad that our dear friend Ray
died in Tibet and we are sending you some information about the cause of his
Mr. Grair Ray Yeritsian, American national, an expedition member of Dream
Shisa Pangma Expedition 2007 died in Nyalam (3750m) on 14 September 2007 while
traveling towards base camp. As per the doctor Ray died as his artery linked
to his kidney suddenly burst resulting in internal bleeding in the abdomen.
As per the wish of his wife and family members his body was repatriated to
USA in coordination with the US Embassy, Nepal. Asian Trekking family
expresses its deepest grieve condolence and pray that his soul may rest in
Ang Tshering Sherpa Asian Trekking (P.) Ltd.
EverestNews covered ray several times in the past:
Cho Oyu 2005
Ray Yeritsian Autumn Cho Oyu 2005 Photo
Everest 2004: Ray Yeritsian
Norton Couloir route (variation)
Ray Yeritsian: West Rib Denali
Ray Yeritsian Lhotse Expedition
We will have 24 hours of silence for
Ray..... Enjoy his expeditions and pictures on EverestNews.com, he would want
you to very much...
Earlier: Horrible sad news, Ray Yeritsian
has died on the way to the mountain.... He fell ill and passed away. His body
is being returned to KTM... Sad sad
news. Ray was a nice guy...
Earlier Update: Hello Everestnews readers, I
have arrived in Kathmandu on time. Most importantly my luggage arrived in one
piece (in three pieces actually).
Today I am meeting with the guys from Asian Trekking Ltd to go through the
paperwork (visas, permits...) and also discuss the last details related to the
I just got a message...a mudslide is blocking the road from Zangmu to Nyalam
(Tibet, China). So most likely I will leave for the Chinese boarder on Sep
12th instead of 11th. Nothing to worry about. It is not an unusual thing for
this time of the year.
I spent some time today wandering the streets of Kathmandu. Nothing has
changed much since my last visit in 2005, except... there is a new (possibly
the first) Italian restaurant next to my hotel !!!
Good to be back in Kathmandu... Later, Ray Yeritsian. p.s. next message, in a
couple of days, hopefully from Tibet
Earlier: Hello everestnews readers, I am
flying to Kathmandu in a couple of days and later driving to Tibet, China.
First stop - Shishapangma
(26,335ft / 8027m). I will be on the North West side of the mountain. About
the planned route of ascent… I have a couple of possible “variations” in my
mind, but will decide when I get there.
In addition, I have a
climbing permit for a second 8000er in the area… but that’s if all goes well
on Shishapangma. More details on the second part of my expedition, later.
Asian Trekking (P) Ltd will make arrangements for logistical support only.
That’s about it for now.
Later, Ray Yeritsian.
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