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Response to redwitch (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:35 PM

10. Jan was also supposed to be on that climb

and didn't go because of her pregnancy. Rob had previously summited Everest 5 times so "crazy, stupid" is a mischaracterization in his case.

The expedition was both their passion and their business.

And the phone call--which was initiated by Hall's support team--was a last ditch effort to motivate him to get up, to get moving, to get down to where he could be helped.

Unfortunately he was in the Dead Zone--an elevation where the body is actually dying from insufficient oxygen. In that zone it is all but impossible* to help someone else--to survive he had to come down on his own. But he had run out of oxygen, his brain was not functioning correctly, he wouldn't or couldn't get up and he died.

Jan continued climbing.

* I do know of one instance.

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