Tragedy on Everest

My worse fears may be coming to pass. There are multiple deaths being reported on Everest yesterday. At least 3 or 4 and possibly as many as 6. Most painful for me, one has been confirmed as my team mate Dr. Eberhard Schaaf of Germany. Eberhard was a quiet and gentle man that I came to really admire and appreciate. He had fled with his family from East Germany before the wall had come down and was a remarkable man.

To my knwoledge not all of the dead have been identified or families notified so this is a very difficult time. I will post more including about Eberhard when appropriate. Please remember the families in your prayers.