A Bulgarian climber, Hristo Hristov has died on the North
side. The climber was last seen alive some 50 meters beneath the peak while
descending on Thursday. The
Bulgarian climber was reported in very bad shape by
This body was later found near the second step. Yes he summited...
Three Korean climbers have died on Everest. One descending from the Summit of Everest from the North
side. Another attached to the ropes, probably searching for his friends, and a
third also in the rescue operation.
A Japanese woman has also died descending from the North side of
Everest. Shoto Ota was with the
Adventure Guides QOMOLANGMA EXPEDITION 2004.
After the summit she lost consciousness coming down and
died. She was 63.
On the South side of
Everest, a small team of Gustavo Lisi (Argentina) and
Nils Antezana (Bolivia) attempted the Summit with 2
Sherpas. Some of the members summited, but Dr. Nils Antezana got into
trouble on the way down. The guide returned from the Summit but then needed to
be helped down by the Pemb Sherpa
from the Irish expedition. The 2 Sherpas returned late from the Summit,
but are safe in camp 4. Dr. Nils
Antezana has now been reported passed away by the Nepal Tourism Industry
That makes 6
climbers who has lost their lives on Everest in 2004.
Maslarova, reportedly was asked to turn around numerous times... There was
high concern for Mariana Maslarova, as her location was unknown.
Sofia news agency reported she was found, and now they seem to be reporting
she is "unaccounted for". We do NOT have any confirmation that she is alive
or dead, nor do we know the source of this report that they carry.
We ask you to join us in prayer for these
climbers and their families in this time of need.
story is updated here.
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