Below is an update on the information about
Jay Sieger and Vladislav Terzyul
obtained from the climbers on Makalu.
Jay Sieger and Vladislav Terzyul
set off on May 16 to ascend to the summit of Makalu. Climbers saw them
ascending. They stayed late in the day and did not have time to return
before dark to summit camp. They communicated that everything was alright. On
May, 18 in 09:20-10:00am, a team member observed Jay Sieger going down in the
patch top (summit camp), then disappeared. On May, 20, two other team members
summitted and found a landmark with the Tibetan tag which was taken by
Vladislav Terzyul, which indirectly testifies to their making the summit. As
the two team members descended, they found the body of Jay approximately at a
height of 8300 m. They could see the area in which he fell and it must have
been a 30 meter fall, not far from the original path.
No word on Vladislav
Older update is below
Many questions are unanswered. The Sieger, and
Terzyul families are
still looking for answers... If you have information please e-mail
Basic information found to date:
Jay and Mr. Terzyul set
off on May 16 to ascend to the summit. Climbers saw Jay ascending. On May 18,
a team member saw Jay going down in the patch top (summit camp), then
disappeared. No witnesses to his fall but he must have fallen 30 meters from
the looks of things. On May 20, two other climbers in his expedition found his
body. Jay was found 160 meters below the summit of Makalu, at 8300 feet, not
far from the original path.
No further news on Mr.
The Kazakhstan Makalu Expedition attempted the West Buttress "Paragot ridge"
this Spring. They have reported that Jay Sieger has died. While investigating
the death of Jay Sieger, at the request of the family, we have discovered the
Vladislav Terzyul, is
also missing. Several of the
Kazakhstan climbers summited after Jay and
Vladislav went missing...
However, very few details to date.
Both climbers are said to have summited. For
Vladislav Terzyul this would
have been his 13th of the 14 8000 meter peaks. The Kazakhstan climbers
have said they found Jay's body after they summited.
Jay Sieger and Vladislav
Terzyul, both of whom were on the Kazakhstan permit, were said to have
summited first. However, details are very few....
Many questions are unanswered, we hope to have answers
Below is information on
Vladislav Terzyul and Jay Sieger (which is a little dated information)
from the EverestNews.com archives.
American Jay Sieger
1986- Aconcagua - summit
1987- Makalu- 7000m (weather)
1989- Everest- 8600m (weather)
1990- McKinley- summit
1991- Mt. Spurr (Alaska Range) new route, summit
1993 Hayden Peak (St. Elias Range) 12,000 summit
Mt. Bona (St. Elias Range) 15,000- summit
1994- Mt. Bear South (14,000) St. Elias Range-new route, summit
Peru- Quitaraju (20,000) summit
Alpamayo( 20,000) summit
Huascaran (22,500) summit
1995- K2 N. Ridge- 8000m. (weather)
1996- Korzhnevskaya-7310m- summit
Peak of 4- 6100m- summit
1997- Kangchenjunga- 7950m weather
Bolivia- Condoriri (19,000) summit
Huayna Potosi (20,000) summit
Illimani (22,500) summit
Pequeno Alpamayo (18,500) summit
1998- Cho Oyu- 8000m deep snow
Bolivia- Ancohuma (22,500) summit
Sajama (22,500) summit
1999- K2 Abruzzi Ridge- 6800m (partner killed by rockfall)
2000- Dhaulagiri- 7800m- deep snow
K2 N. Ridge-7500m weather
2001- Lhotse- 7950m (illness, weather)
Khan Tengri 7010m summit
Pik Pobeda 5000m- weather
Jay' current plans for 2002
include Makalu 2002 as a member
of the Team led by Piotr Pustelnik followed by
Ukraine, born in 1953.
List of his climbs: Over 8000
Kangchenjunga, 1993, east ridge, International Expedition
Abruzzi route, Ukrainian Expedition/Odessa Alpine Club
1995, Main (8047 m) west edge and north ridge, International Expedition
II, 1996, classic route, International Expedition
1996, north-west ridge, new route, Polish International Expedition
Parbat, 1997, Diamir face, Ukrainian Expedition
1999, from north side, Ukrainian National Expedition
Shishapangma, 2000, classic route. Central (8013 m), Ukrainian National
2000, classic route, solo
2001, south-east ridge, new route, Ukrainian National Expedition.
In summer 2003 he summited
(8068 m) in alpine style without supplementary oxygen as usual.
the highest peaks (over 7000 m) of former Soviet Union - Lenin Peak, Komunizma
Peak (twice), Korzhenevskoy Peak (twice), Pobeda Peak.
climbs in mountains region of Caucasus, Pamir, Tian-Shan, Himalayas,
Karakorum, the most prominent peaks Nanda-Devi (1991) east ridge, Rackiot
(1994), Ama-Dablam (1998).
from the top of Cho Oyu and from 7400 meters on Shishapangma.
All the climbs were made
New information about the
recent Tian-Shan expedition. Mr. Terzyul summited Mt. Than-Tengri (6995
meters) the most beautiful and picturesque peak of the region and the fifth
highest summit on the former USSR territory and confirms the title of Snow
Leopard. At any case now he is one of the best mountaineers of CIS countries.
Update Spring 2002:
Vladislav Terzyul summits Lhotse!
Update Autumn 2002:
Vladislav Terzyul summits
Dhaulagiri! and the report!
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