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Old 5th Jun 2019, 06:49
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compressor stall
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: 500 miles from Chaikhosi, Yogistan
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Originally Posted by etudiant View Post
I'd be interested to hear what VF has to say about the 10 plus deaths on Everest this season.
Is there any way to have a dust off style rescue for climbers that are obviously in trouble at near summit altitudes?
The image of the queue waiting to cross the ridge to the summit while people died is hard to unsee.
Google the video of how they got an AS350 to the summit. Hell they even pulled out the lights and some other bits to get down to light enough weight. No chance of getting airborne "at summit altitudes" with a climber on board.

VF - woo hoo. Good to see you back. Only reason I check this forum is for your pics, of helicopters, mountains AND culture. Check ur WhatsApp.

And what brings you to that side of सगरमाथा? Great view of the Norton Couloir 1984 Aussie route up that face, and how thin but deep the Hornbein couloir is.

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