This case looks like there is confusion in placing responsibility; to the guiding company or the Canadian Climber who died with insufficient oxygen. Really sad, but a lesson here. Better to go with Experienced outfitters, not otherwise.
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.....A Nepalese expedition company that guided a Toronto woman who died on Mount Everest allowed her to climb with less-experienced sherpas and should have known she would run out of oxygen, an investigation by CBC's the fifth estate has found.
Shriya Shah-Klorfine, 33, was one of six people who died on the mountain on the weekend of May 19, 2012.
The Torontonian had long dreamed of reaching the 8,848-metre summit. With no climbing experience, she paid Utmost Adventure Trekking, a company that she learned of through family in Nepal, almost $40,000 to guide her.
During her training, Shah-Klorfine had to be taught almost everything, including how to put crampons on her boots.
As the date for her climb approached, however, Utmost Adventure's most senior sherpa apparently changed his mind about guiding Shah-Klorfine to the summit. He told her she could kill herself and her sherpas if she attempted to climb Everest, the fifth estate found.
Thakuri told the fifth estate he tried to convince her to turn around.
"Even if we say you cannot go, you have to go down, strongly. She says like no, I spent money and my goal is to reach to summit. And anyhow I will go. So in this case, we cannot do anything."
She refused to turn around, and Thakuri gave her one last bottle of oxygen and let her keep climbing.
After about 19 hours of climbing, Shah-Klorfine made it to the summit at about 2:20 p.m. on May 19, and spent almost half an hour there revelling in the moment.
Raj Kadel says the sherpas didn't tell him about her dwindling oxygen supply.
"They just said we're on the way back."
Full article found here....