Tragedy on Cho Oyu 2009 – Dutch climber Dennis Verhoeve lost on Cho Oyu.

Jun 05, 2009
( Dennis Verhoeve New

Dutch Dennis Verhoeve reportedly fell to his death on the way down from Cho Oyu summit on June 2nd. His was the last team still remaining on the mountain this season.

Verhoeve topped-out the otherwise deserted Cho Oyu last Tuesday, together with mates Jan van den Bos, Dawa Sherpa, Marlies Neefjes, Pasang Sherpa and Dorji Sherpa.

On the way down to C3 (on the normal, Tibetan route), 52 year old Dennis Verhoeve reportedly fell while performing an “abseil-manoeuvre”. The news was confirmed by the expedition leader Rene de Bos, from Snow Leopard outfitter.

* see – Tragedy in the Himalaya, 2009 climbing season.

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2 Responses

  1. Most tragic news indeed. An adventurous life lost to mankind. Our hearl-fetl condolences to the family. May his soul rest in peace. Oh God please save the lives of others in the expediton.

  2. Such a waste, such a tragedy about Dennis Verhoeve to perrish like that while descending Cho Oyu. When you see experts like that in TV they are always attached for security.
    How could this happen?

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