A deadly decent on Everest

In a grim turn of events, an Uzbek team discovered Arsientiev high on the North Face, frostbitten and semi-conscious. Despite their hour-long efforts to revive her, they ultimately had to leave. A similar encounter unfolded when Cathy O’Dowd and Ian Woodall crossed paths with Arsientiev during their ascent. Revival attempts proved futile, yet she remained alive. By the third day, passing climbers sadly reported Arsentiev's demise. Nearby lay Sergei's rope and ice ax, but no sign of Sergei himself. His body was discovered years later, lower on the North Face, suggesting a tragic fall while attempting to save his wife

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