De to østerrikerne og amerikaneren ble tatt av et snøskred og omkom på Howse Peak den 16. april. 

De tre er nå reddet ut fra det svært skredfarlige området de lå i. På telefonen til Roskelley ble det funnet et bilde som var tatt midt på dagen den 16. Bildet viser de tre, med store smil og en blå himmel bak. Alt tyder på at dette er en klassisk topp-selfie. 

Annonse

Det betyr også at klatrerne antagelig var på vei ned da de ble tatt av raset. Akkurat hva som skjedde vil vi nok aldri få vite, men om flere opplysninger skulle fremkomme, vil vi oppdatere saken.

Familiene til David Lama og Hansjörg Auer har kommet med uttalelser på deres Instagramkontoer. For David Lamas del lyder den slik:

«David dedicated his life to the mountains and his passion for climbing and alpinism shaped and accompanied our family. He always followed his own path and lived his dream. We will accept what now happened as a part of that.⁣⠀
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We appreciate the numerous positive words and thoughts from near and far. Please understand that there will be no further comments from our side. We ask you to remember David for his zest for life, his enthusiasm and with a view towards his beloved mountains. ⁣⠀
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Our thoughts are with Hansjörg’s and Jess‘ family⁣⠀
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Claudia & Rinzi Lama»

Familien til Hansjörg Auer siterer hans tanker om egen risiko, på hans Instagram-konto:

«Climbing and mountaineering on the borderline of possible is a game – a risky game… but one that I cannot live without. The game is simple, the rules always the same. The present moment counts for everything. I want to do things that push me. With all my heart or not at all. The more intense it is, the more enriching it is, and the stronger the feeling that I am heading in the right direction.
I do however begin to ponder. Especially when I am injured or after a close call. I think about my friends. I think about what it would be like if one day I didn’t return, if I had to pay the price for the mountains.
And yet I cannot resist to take on the challenge time after time. I will never stop searching because what I find fascinates me every time I head out.»

Thank you to all for your kind words.
Our thoughts are with the families and friends of David and Jess.
Family and Friends of Hansjörg