Tragedia al Dhaulagiri – muore Ginette Harrison

Altra tragedia in Himalaya, sotto una valanga muore la 41enne alpinista Britannica Ginette Harrison.

Ecco il resoconto di Mountain Zone :

Ginette Harrison Killed On Dhaulagiri

Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999

The BBC and Times of London reported yesterday that British climber

Ginette Harrison died in an avalanche on Nepal's 26,795-foot Dhaulagiri

on October 24. Harrison was 41. Harrison, a physician and mountaineer

with at least four 8,000-meter summits to her credit, was killed with a

Sherpa climbing partner on the upper mountain.

Harrison, from the UK, had recently moved to Massachusetts with her

American husband, Gary Pfisterer, who was leading he 11-member climbing

team on the Dhaulagiri expedition.

Harrison was regarded as one of the strongest female climbers in the

world. Until her death, she had been the first living woman to climb

28,170-foot Kangchenjunga and survive the descent.

"I never got the chance to meet her," said American climber Chris

Boskoff, who has climbed four 8,000 meter peaks. "She had an awesome

record, and everyone says she was tremendously strong and a wonderful

person. What a tragic turn of events."

Harrison had been the second British woman to climb Mount Everest.

Harrison had also climbed the fifth and sixth highest mountains, Makalu

(8,463m) and Cho Oyu (8,201m). She had stated an ambition to be the first

woman to climb all 14 8,000m peaks in the world.