Everest Attempt and Tragedy. Our expedition was composed of Salvador Rivas, Dr. Malen Morales, Juan Salcedo, Carlos Salcedo, José Bienvenido, Manuel González, Rafael Gómez-Menor, Angel Ortiz, Bruno Pérez de Tudela and me as leader. We attempted the North Col route. On September 14, as five of our party were climbing to the North Col, they were swept away by an avalanche. Rafael Gómez-Menor and the Nepalis Ang Sona and Badri Nath were hurled into a crevasse and killed. Carlos Salcedo and Chowang Rinzi Sherpa were injured and had to be rescued. The route to the North Col this autumn was threatened by great unstable séracs.
César Pérez de Tudela, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain