World Backcountry Accidents in South Africa, Mount Lhotse, Everest, Russia

Here is the May 13 round up of backcountry accidents in South Africa, Mount Lhotse, Everest, Russia

Rescuers abseil to the aid of trapped tourist

Independent Online – Cape Town,South Africa

Tromp said that shortly after the call-out at 4pm a Red Cross Skymed helicopter airlifted two WSAR climbers to the top of the mountain from where one abseiled

Czech Climber Dies on Mt Lhotse
Himalayan Times – Kathmandu,Nepal

A mountaineer from the Czech Republic, who was part of a Norwegian expedition team, died on Mt Lhotse on Wednesday, a mountaineering source said on Thursday.

Everest newsflash: Czech climber injured on Lhotse face – rescue
Mounteverest – New York,NY,USA

(MountEverest.net) “A Czech climber fell 2000ft on Lhotse face yesterday,” reported Paul and Fiona Adler. “We only found him this morning.

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Climber breaks false leg on Everest
Supersport – Johannesburg,South Africa

New Zealander Mark Inglis, trying to become the first double amputee to climb Mount Everest, snapped one of his artificial legs in an accident on the peak.

Climber snaps false leg on Everest
Independent Online – Cape Town,South Africa

a cold and lost his voice and has found the climb “a lot harder than he thought it would be”, after climbing Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth highest mountain at 8

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Three climbers die, one injured in Altai mountains
ITAR-TASS – Moscow,Russia

MOSCOW, May 6 (Itar-Tass) — Three climbers died and one was injured when they fell into a gorge when climbing a mountain in the Gorno-Altaisk region, the