At about 1:30 AM Trey, Gerlinde and Fredrik left camp 4 at about 8000m to move to the summit. The weather was less than the good forecast but it was also supposed to improve during the upcoming day. Fabrizio and a few other climbers elected to BreitlingDigital Series watches remain in camp 4 to see what happened with the weather.Several hours later, as the three climbers reached the base of the bottle neck, Trey decided to return to camp 4. He arrived back at about 5:30 AM in low visibility and high winds.According to the conversation Fabrizio had with Gerlinde, Fredrik was fixing rope to the rock in the bottle neck above her when he lost purchase and was unable to arrest his fall.
During the tragic 1996 climbing season on Mount Everest, there was only one medical doctor at Camp III: Ken Kamler. Kamler spoke at TEDMED last October, but the video was finally released online today. Its a long video (twenty minutes), but well worth replica Omega watch. Not only does he discuss the type of conditions the climbers faced that season, he uses technology to show how Beck Weathers survived 36 hours in the storm.For more on the 1996 tragedy, check out our 1996 Summit Journal and Jon Krakauers article, Into Thin Air.-- Jonah Ogles
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