Tuesday, June 10, 2008

"LEFT FOR DEAD"

Yesterday, when I was out on my last moment shopping for Mt.Kinabalu, I came across this book in the store and immediately bought it with no second thoughts. The book is written by Dr.Beck Weathers about his life's deadly experience on one particular day.

So who is this Beck Weathers and what is he talking about?

May 10, 1996. A 11 member team was on its expedition to the roof of the world, Mt.Everest. When they're at around 26,000 ft high, suddenly a storm appears before them from nowhere, blinding their eyes with complete white all around and pushing the temperature down to -60 degree in less than few minutes. This is the worst day in the history of Mt. Everest. 8 persons were killed and 2 were rescued. One person was ignored by the rescue team as he was almost dead with no respiration. But that man woke up from the 'koma' and made himself down to the camp alone. And he has survived. And he is Beck Weathers.

8 comments:

summer said...

okay. again. obviously dr. weathers is a crazy person.

Peru said...

ha ha ha. I already knew beforehand what exactly you would comment here :)

summer said...

then perhaps all is not lost for you as you recognize the crazy.....this guy's face froze off! his face!! and his hands!

summer said...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25082517/

another reason hiking is not for me: freak snowstorm in june.

you know, there is a very large IKEA store close to my house. i can hike there for HOURS with no danger of my face freezing off. and they have a cafe if i get dehydrated. :)

summer said...

i put up some pics from the hike! very tropical. you'll be terribly impressed, i'm sure.

Peru said...

I believe mishaps happen but not everytime and to everyone. May be this crazy guy (me) is lucky to succeed and survive ;-)

Btw, your hiking pics are wonderful. Waaaaoouw! Never thought the place would be so beautiful. So who clicked them? Roxy? ;)

summer said...

i took most of those pics. rox likes to photograph her fingers, the camera strap, or the horizon on an angle.

this is a new word, waaaaoouw? :)

Peru said...

haha.. that's interesting abt her.. she shud be a GREAT photographer. pls convey my wishes to her ;)