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Image of Pavel Kalny (left) and Martin Minarik in Everest BC before their Lhotse summit push, courtesy of the expedition's website (click to enlarge).

Lhotse fall update: Czech Pavel Kalny lost, Martin Minarik uninjured

Posted: May 12, 2006 02:00 pm EDT

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(MountEverest.net) Czech media has confirmed the name of Pavel Kalny as the climber who died after a fall on Lhotse, Wednesday May 10.Pavel was climbing Lhotse with fellow Czech Martin Minarik, reportedly uninjured.The pair left BC on May 5. They hoped to set C4 at the bottom of the Messner Couloir, before deciding what to do next. On the way up, they met Simone Moro in C3 (Simone went back down afterwards). Dr. Sebastian from the Chilean Lhotse team pronounced the Czech climber dead at 1pm Nepal time on May 10. They...

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