August 18, 2006Mount Everest guide Dan Mazur and his team made headlines this May by stopping to help
abandoned Australian climber Lincoln Hall, who had been left for dead
after suffering brain swelling due to the high altitude.
veteran mountaineer in the Himalaya, was hallucinating but alert when
Mazur's team found him on a narrow ridge at 28,000 feet (8,534 meters).
The rescue occurred only days after a reported 40 climbers passed ailing
Brit David Sharp, who later died of exposure at around 27,500 feet
Listen to Mazur describe the event during an
interview at the National Geographic Adventure magazine offices
in New York City, and see images from before and after the
You can also explore summit stories, maps, and more in
this month's "Everest Decade" coverage.