Back from Everest and Lhotse, we just heard the news about the tragic death of Dutch alpine climber Ronald Naar (56) at Cho Oyu on 23th of May 2011.
For me, Ronald was my inspiration to climb mountains when I was young. It al started for me after I had seen his slide show presentation of his Everest ascent. It opened my eyes, it was a very inspiring and motivating example. I’m sure Ronald must have had the same influence on many people. Now his soul has found peace in one of the environments he loved the most, mountains. It’s sad news. Especially as the entire expedition is just a few kilometers away from Kathmandu. His body will be transported to Kathmandu and onwards to Amsterdam by plane. It’s sad news.
We all wish family and friends a lot of strength.
Mountain Consult Team