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Body discovered on Everest

Davo Karnicar's Sherpas assert that the body he discovered when skiing down Everest was of Scott Fisher, the Mountain Guide who died on Everest in 1996

PlanetMountain.com was sent the following news from Francesca Colesanti about the possible discovery of the American Mountain Guide Scott Fisher. Fisher died on Mt. Everest in 1996 in tragic and well-known circumstances while leading a commercial expedition organised by Mountain Madness.

Francesca Colesanti, an Italian alpinist and journalist for "Il Manifesto", gathered the information from the two Sherpas who accompanied
Davo Karnicar on his expedition two weeks ago. She had the following to say:


""We will definitely know more on 29 October when Davo Karnicar returns to Ljubljana after his feat on Everest. But in the meantime the news has preceded him and apart from his exceptional ski descent of Everest's South Face there is the news about the possible discovery of Scott Fisher's body.

Karnicar was telephoned in Nepal and confirmed that he had come across a frozen body when making his ski descent.

He did not stop but the two Sherpas, Ang Dorjee and Passang Tenzing, who descended on foot following his tracks assert that the corpse belonged to Scott Fisher.

There has been no trace of him since the tragic summer of 1996 when he died together with the other Mountain Guide Rob Hall and various clients. "Into Thin Air" by Jon Krakauer and "The Climb" by Anatoli Boukreev recount this disaster."


Francesca Colesanti


Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer.



The Climb by Anatoli Boukreev.

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