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Don Bowie reports that Mr. Xiang Yang-Liu died in a fall on the descent from the summit on the Northwest Ridge Standard route. Image: Makalu, as photographed by one of the Swiss team members, David Bartch, on the West Pillar route.
Image by Daniel Bartsch courtesy Daniel Bartsch, SOURCE

Death on Makalu

Posted: Apr 26, 2013 06:58 pm EDT

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(Newsdesk) Gavin Vickers tweeted that their team mate didn't return from the summit, which Don Bowie confirms as Mr. Xiang Yang-Liu who died on the descent. As reported yesterday, not much information is available about the climbers who have arrived on the mountain as early as April 7th and Iranian, Azim Ghychisaz, also in the early arrival group and reported a summit on the 23rd. Today solo, independent climber, Don Bowie, reports from Makalu's Advanced Base Camp that he is sharing the camp with 9 people from various...

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