Alpinist Evelyn Binsack on the dangers in the Himalayas

Mount Everest stole the life of the Swiss Abdul Waheed Waraich († 41) on Wednesday. The alpinist had already climbed the top at 8,849 meters above sea level, but on the descent from the “Roof of the World” the man collapsed from exhaustion. The other members of the summit expedition could not do anything for him.

Evelyn Binsack (53) is an extreme mountaineer herself, offers regular tours and was the first Swiss woman to ever conquer Mount Everest. The fact that the Swiss alpinist had such a tragic accident on the descent is not surprising to the Bernese Oberlander. “Unfortunately, that happens again and again and is one of the major pitfalls when you are out and about at this altitude.”