Lhotse climber Khoo Swee Chiow reflects on the Doom and Gloom at Base Camp this morning following the news of the deaths on Everest of Abdul Waraich and Puwei Liu.
Khoo got to know Liu over the past few weeks.
“It’s all gloom at BC this morning. 2 climbers died yesterday on Everest, Mr Abdul and Mr Liu. My deepest condolences to both families🙏🏻
“Since I arrived at BC, I have been having meals with Liu. He walked to Kala Pattar almost everyday for his training and conditioning. A strong and cheerful man. But gone, just like that.
“I have a list of mountain friends that have passed on. People that I have met in the mountains or climbed with. Liu is No.18😞🙏🏻
“I feel numb but every loss does something to my being. Having been to the edge myself a few times, I remind myself to count my blessings.
“Fellow friends, cherish your family & friends, tell them you love them, hold on to your dreams. When it’s time to go, have no regrets.”
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