De Sloveense topalpinist Tomasz Humar zit in een penibele situatie op de zuidwand van de 7227m hoge Langtang Lirung. Op 9 november heeft hij laatst contact gehad met een klimpartner in Slovenië, die op zijn/haar beurt de hulp inriep van het Alpine rescue center in Zermatt. Zij stuurde zo snel mogelijk een delegatie richting Nepal. Heb je connecties met Nepalese authoriteiten kan je het team mischien helpen:
“Our biggest challenge will be to arrange the permit for our pilot to fly a Nepalese helicopter. Sadly it seems difficult to convince the local authorities that our pilots are very experienced ‘longline-pilots’ (we fly up to 8000 sling load operations a year -cargo and human up to a length of 600 ft. lines). We have the skills and the currency to perform such extreme rescue missions in high altitude. So please if anyone can help us to convince the Nepalese authorities, contact us. Please let us try to save Tomaz.”
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Update 01 – Rescue Tomaz Humar
We just had Ang Tsering and Bruno Jelk on the phone. Our team has arrived in Kathmandu and had the first meeting. They have all their gear and personal equipment collected and are on the way to meet the secretary of the Swiss Embassy and the pilot of the Nepali helicopter for further negotiation. As Ang Tsering could tell the weather is not clear at the accident site for the moment but for tomorrow they announced good weather.
Let’s hope for the best we will keep you informed.
Dear mountain friends,
At around 06.00 hour CET we got a call from our rescue team in Nepal. The rescue was made a few minutes ago. Pilot Robert Andenmatten and rescuer Simon Anthamatten could get Tomaz down from Langtang Lirung. Unfortunately Tomaz did not survive… All our thoughts are with his family and friends.
The lifeless body of Tomaz was found at 5600 meters in the south face. Robert decided to use 25 meters of static rope to bring Simon to the accident site. Tomaz was further down than expected and had at least a broken leg. Robert, who was with a Nepali captain, first flew Tomaz to basecamp and went up again to get Simon.
In the name of the team we like to thank all of you for the tremendous support and help.
Air Zermatt Switzerland