Stranded high on Nanga Parbat after an extremely rare winter ascent, Elisabeth Revol and Tomek Mackiewicz were beyond help. Even if a rescue team could be found, time would almost certainly run out before they could reach the stranded climbers. Even if the rescuers did get there in time, the question remained: How would they get two incapacitated climbers off an 8,000-meter peak in winter?
Ghosh died on May 16 this year on Makalu.
Concern increases for Bulgaria’s most successful alpinist, last seen six days ago at 7,400 meters on the Tibetan mountain.