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Clouds wrapping Annapurna south face.
courtesy Don Bowie, SOURCE
Joe Puryear.
courtesy Sherpa Adventure Gear

Himalaya wrap-up: no hope on Annapurna, grants in honor of lost climbers

Posted: Oct 26, 2011 01:55 pm EDT

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(Angela Benavides) A storm wrapping the mountain, hopes fading and relatives preparing for the worst: there is no good news from Annapurna.Other notes are arriving from nearby: in tribute to Joe Puryear (perished October 27th last year) a Nepal-based Sherpa adventure gear company is launching a new scholarship for Nepalese children. And AAC moved up application deadline for the Lyman Spitzer award.AnnapurnaRapidly deteriorating conditions halted rescue labors on Annapurna yesterday. Relatives and friends of the missing...

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