Sunday, May 28, 2006

Lincoln Hall first pictures after rescue

Readers will know that over the past few days we have been covering the reported death, then the dramatic rescue of Australian writer and mountain climber Lincoln Hall from high up on Mt Everest. Lincoln, who had been left for dead then spent a night outside in the cold, is very much alive, and smiling.

Now the first pix are in. According to this page which has the pictures enlarged, Lincoln will not lose his fingers to frostbite.

Lincoln about to leave ANC by Yak.
Photo courtesy Jamie McGuinness - (many thanks)

Lincoln in ABC the same evening he arrived.
Photo courtesy Jamie McGuinness - (many thanks)

Pictures and story here, latest news will be at And as that site says, welcome back, champ!

Update: "I imagine you are surprised to see me here"
"As the rescue continued, details emerged of Mr Hall being found alive by American climber Dan Mazur after the Australian's own team had believed he was dead, and who gave him oxygen and hot tea. Disoriented from the effects of cerebral oedema, an acute form of altitude sickness, Mr Hall was found with his legs over a sheer drop 'half undressed and without a hat', Mr Mazur told website. 'Lincoln's first words were: "I imagine you are surprised to see me here",' the website reported."
Sydney Morning Herald

Lincoln Hall at Wikipedia

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Blogger Nunya Bizness said...

Riiiiiiiiiiiight ON! I expected nothing less from that rugged outdoorsman. He is one tough bird and this was only one more mountain for him to overcome, Pip.

^5, Mate!

9:06 PM  

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