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Asia, China, Everest Tragedy, North-Col Route

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  • Publication Year: 1987

Everest Tragedy, North-Col Route. A Chilean expedition was composed of Claudio Lucero, leader, Rodrigo Jordan, Andrés Marambio, Pedro Bralic, Marcelo Gifferos, Fernando and Cristián Garcia-Huidobro, Pablo Straub and Victor Hugo Trujillo. They were attempting the traditional North-Col route. Tragedy struck on August 16 when the corniced lip of a crevasse on the North Col gave way, triggering an avalanche. Trujillo was buried and died.

Xavier Eguskitza, Pyrenaica, Bilbao, Spain

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