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Jun. 12th, 2006 @ 07:35 am "I imagine You're Surprised to See Me Here"
Geez Miracles again...

On the Today Show they had a guy that was climbing Mt. Everest a month ago, reached the summit but had troubles on the way down and was declared dead at 28,000 feet.

His climbing party left him there and he spent the night alone.

The next morning another climbing party was trying for the summit, came around a bend and here is this guy just sitting there at the top of the mountain with no gear.

His first words to his accidental rescuers were,

"I imagine you're surprised to see me here."

That has got to make Time Magazine's list of quotes...

The guy's name is Lincoln Hall...

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"Sitting to our left, about two feet from a 10,000 foot drop, was a man. Not dead, not sleeping, but sitting cross leggedd, in the process of changing his shirt."

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Date:June 12th, 2006 01:33 pm (UTC)
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That has got to be up there with the most bad-assed quotes ever said.
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Date:June 12th, 2006 01:47 pm (UTC)
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unless its a separate incident,
i believe everyone left the guy there
and he died.
i know there was a big controversial case
in which a guy was passed by
by a number of hiking parties
while clearly in distress and asking for help
who died.

but apparently,
getting up and down everest
is still so dangerous
that unless you are a 'rescue party'
you almost certainly don't have the gear
to help someone in distress get down the mountain safely.
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Date:June 12th, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC)

That was the Guy

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But like me, the rumors of his death were not exactly true.

His guides left him thinking he was dead and took all his gear. The next morning another group found him and stopped but others came by and didn't help, because they wanted to reach the summit.

It must be a very competitive sport I suppose.
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Date:June 12th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)

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must be separate incidents,
as the radio story i heard
was about someone very specifically confirmed dead.
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Date:June 12th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)

I found a Link

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And edited it into the original post.
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Date:June 12th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)

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