1996 Everest Disaster

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In History
  • Jon Krakuaer gets a call from Bob Hall Saying theres a spot for him on the expedition.

    Primary SourceJon Krakuaer gets a call from Bob Hall Saying theres a spot for him on the expedition.
  • The climb started on march 31.

    The climb started on march 31.
  • Tenzing falls into 150 foot crevase.

    Tensing falls into 150 foot crevase.
  • The team reached the Labuje, at 16,200ft.

    The team reached the Labuje, at 16,200ft.
    The team reached the Labuje, at 16,200ft.
  • The team has a Puja Ceremony at Base Camp.

    The team has a Puja Ceremony at Base Camp.
    Puja Ceremony A ceremony in which the Sherpas pray for a safe and sucsessful climb. usually lead by a Lama, a Buddist Holy Man. No one can start climbing until the cereony is held, for the fear of angering the Gods. the Lama before the ceremony sits and chants from a prayer book. Flag poles a raised to purify the air and to pacify the gods. There are five colors ot the prayer flags, the colors are red, blue, green, yellow, and white.
  • The team reached 17,600ft.

    The team reached 17,60ft.
  • The team is in good health, and Jon Krakuaer turns 42.

    The team is in good health, and Jon Krakuaer turns 42.
  • The team reached the end of Ice Fall after 4 hours.

    The team reached the end of Ice Fall after 4 hours.
    THe team reached the end of Ice Fall after 4 hours.
  • The expedition reached camo 1, at 19,500ft.

    the expedition reached camo 1, at 19,500ft.
  • The team reaches Camp 2 to acclamate.

    To acclamate is to become use to a certain environment. Climbers often decended from higher places to become used to the lack of oxygen. the process of acclamation takes a couple of days. During acclamation a persons heart rate drops to help ration the oxygen it uses to help with the lack of oxygn.
  • Nowang is sick with edema.

    Edema, also known as Dropsy, or Hydropsy is an abnormal accumulation of fluid under the skin. Edema can cause heart and liver failure. Usaully happens in the legs, ankles and feet, but sometimes involves the whole body.
  • Guide ropes need to be fied on South Col.

    Guide ropes need to be fied on South Col.
    Guide ropes need to be fied on South Col.
  • Nowang rushed down the mountain to Kathmanda.

    Nowang rushed down the mountain to Kathmanda.
    Nowang rushed down the mountain to Kathmanda.
  • The team reaches Camp 3 to get some oxygen, 24,000ft.

  • The team decend to Base Camp 2 to rest for the climb.

    The team decend to Base Camp 2 to rest for the climb.
  • Fischer's team is doing exellent.

    Fischer's team is doing exellent.
    Fischer's team is doing exellent.
  • Team left camp 2, at 21,300ft.

    Team left camo 2, at 21,300ft.
  • Team ascending to the 4th Base Camp.

    Team ascending to the 4th Base Camp.
  • 5:30AM the team reached the Balcony.

    5:30AM the team reached the Balcony.
  • 7:30AM the team reached camp 4.

    7:30AM the team reached camp 4.
  • At 7:30AM one climber falls down Lhoste Face and survives, but later dies decending the mountain.

    At 7:30AM one climber falls down Lhoste Face and survives, but later dies decending the mountain.
    The Lhotse Face is the fourth highest mountsin in the world. It is 8,414 meters above sea level. and it is the steapest sides in the world. Sometimes climbers fall to their deaths on the face. And any expedition going to the South Col has to climb the Lhotse Face.
  • Team reached the summit.

    Team reached the summit.
    Team reached the summit.
  • At 2:30PM the team reaches the South Summit.

    At 2:30PM the team reaches the South Summit.
    At 2:30PM the team reaches the South Summit.
  • Major storm hits the mountain, and 8 people die.

    Major storm hits the mountain, and 8 people die.
    The blizzard lasted from May 10-11. The blizzard obscured vision so, so climbers were lost. Trails, Guide ropes, and the people in front of them just disappeared. The blizzard was so bad that Tenzing the Sherpa fell into a 150ft. crevase.
  • 6:00AM the team realized that Andy Harris is missing

    6:00AM the team realized that Andy Harris is missing.
  • 7:30AM Jon Krakuaer find Namba and Weathers close to death.

    7:30AM Jon Krakuaer find Namba and Weathers close to death.
  • Scott Fischer and Rob Hall stranded on Everest.

    Scott Fischer and Rob Hall stranded on Everest.
  • In the end 8 people are confired dead form the Blizzard.

    In the end 8 people are confired dead.
  • The team buries Fischer above the South Col as the team regroups.

    The team buries Fischer above the South Col as the team regroups.
    The team buries Fischer above the South Col as the team regroups.