""Crossing the yellow band at 7600m, I caught up with, and overtook Fausto Di Stefani. He was on his hands and knees on the yellow band, gasping for air, as I had also been during that one long day." In the image, Philip Ling with Fausto de Stefani and Sergio Martini at Camp 3 (click to enlarge).
Image shot looking down the Lhotse Face and the Western Cwm from around 8100m on summit day. Pumori, 7167m in the centre of the photo with Cho Oyu, 8201m looming behind. "In October 2006, I was standing on the summit of Cho Oyu looking in exactly the opposite direction," Ling said. "Shortly after taking this photo I reluctantly turned around." All images courtesy of Philip Ling (click to enlarge).
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(MountEverest.net) A member in Dan Mazur's Summit Climb Lhotse team, Australian Philip Ling has bitter-sweet memories from May 21, 2007, the day he almost reached Lhotse's summit, without O2 - but bitter cold forced him down. Soon after he started back Sherpani Pemba Doma fell to her death. Here is Philip's debrief:Philip Ling: Entering the deathzone without O2"After more than 6 weeks of acclimatising, on the 20th of May, 2007, I set out from Everest/Lhotse Camp 3 at 7350m for Lhotse Camp 4, at 7850m," Philip reports. "I was...