Onbehalf of Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa, our chairman, I am
pleased to send you news on Tomaz Humar.
Mr. Tomaz Humar, Slovenian Nationality, was on solo climb to Mt. Lang
Tang Lirung 2009 Expedition from 5th Oct.
On the evening of 9th November, Asian Trekking was informed
by the base camp staff Mr. Jagat that Tomaz has had an accident
approximately at 6300m and requested immediate rescue. The following morning
10-Nov, a helicopter with four Nepalese Climbing Sherpas with needed rescue
equipments were sent to the base camp. An aerial search was initially made
but the team was unable to spot him as per the location described by Tomaz.
The helicopter then dropped the rescue team at base camp and
return to Kathmandu.
The last contact Jagat had with Tomaz was on the 10-Nov at 10
: am. The conversation with Tomaz was very short and he seemed to be in a
very critical condition and his voice was very weak and said " Jagat this is
my last " !!
There was no contact with Tomaz after that.
Rescue Sherpas set up camp I (5800m) on the 10th Nov. The
next day 11-Nov , Sherpas reached the described location but was unable to
The Sherpas have returned to base camp on 12 -Nov , as
conditions on the mountain was getting bad due to snow fall.
Reliable Sources report that Tomaz Humar is stuck on Langtang Lirung. the
Sherpas has arrived and are fixing ropes; Reports state reports fixed to camp
1 and then to approx 6300 meters. Concern in that some has not heard from him
Reliable Sources report that Tomaz Humar is stuck on Langtang Lirung with a
broken leg. The unconfirmed report states that Tomaz was doing a "solo
climb on Langtang Lirung and broke his leg so he is stuck somewhere around
6000 meters. Four sherpas got dropped of at Langtang Lirung base camp this
morning by helicopter to rescue this guy off the mountain."
Langtang Lirung is the high point of the
Langtang Himal; southwest of Shisha Pangma, it is 7,227 metres (23,711
feet) tall. It is believed the first ascent was by Seishi Wada and Pemba
Tsering on a Japanese-Sherpa expedition, via the same East Ridge route.
Stay tuned for more; again this report is
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