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Tuesday–April 3

I received news via text message this morning from Mike.  He is fine but I’m saddened to report that one of his teammates died.  Here’s the actual message:

Back at EBC [Everest Base Camp] rest for a few days…summit rotation. Tragedy on Lhotse 2 days ago…teammate died…good man. We all get to know each other well…together 24/7.  I was with him at the time…I am fine…yes, it rattles you…how can it not? Out of respect to his family, I will not discuss any further.  I know his wife and extend my deepest sympathies to her and the family. That’s all for now.

Note: Mike is one of the seven Hybrid team members

Carlo Centeno–blog editor

Written by mmsummits7

May 3, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Posted in Mountaineering

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  1. So sorry to hear about your teammate and can only guess at the sorrow you all must be feeling. We know you will stay focused and that you are well prepared, so we will do our part at this end and pray for your safe return. Love Dad and Sue

    Sue and Bill Matty

    May 3, 2011 at 8:45 pm

  2. Mike, I am so sorry to hear about your friend and teammate. Please keep yourself as safe as possible under the circumstances.

    Karen Hirata

    May 4, 2011 at 3:18 pm

  3. Ditto what Karen said. You are in our prayers.


    May 4, 2011 at 6:13 pm

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