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TOPIC: IMF needs Volunteers for "Opening The Death Trap" - "The Ice Doctors of Khumbu Icefall"

IMF needs Volunteers for "Opening The Death Trap" - "The Ice Doctors of Khumbu Icefall" 7 years, 2 months ago #382

According to IMF's wesbite, they need volunteers for what they call Opening The Death Trap.

The Ice Doctors of Khumbu Icefall are six incredibly brave men living and working on the edge of ice, risking their lives creating safe passage for climbers seeking to summit Mt Everest, year after year. Opening the Death Trap is India’s version of The Deadliest Catch. It's a thrilling series that follows these incredible heroes of the mountaineering world who brave life and death on the highest mountain in the world season after season.

Col Narinder (Bull) Kumar is looking for two young mountaineers who will apprentice with the Ice Doctors for the 2013 season - one Indian & the other a foreign national. These two have to be mountaineers who have climbed at least two peaks above 6500 meters, they have to be well-versed in ice & snow craft, should be presentable and TV friendly, should be very good in English and should be between 25 to 35 years old.

Those interested should write directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More info- www.indmount.org/newsdetail.aspx?Aid=70

Re: IMF needs Volunteers for "Opening The Death Trap" - "The Ice Doctors of Khumbu Icefall" 7 years, 2 months ago #384

Good Info, I have done only one peak above 6500 + , but still surely going to apply & try my luck !! Thanks for putting this up .

Re: IMF needs Volunteers for "Opening The Death Trap" - "The Ice Doctors of Khumbu Icefall" 7 years, 1 month ago #433

This is to inform of the sad demise of Khumbu Ice fall Doctor Ang Nima Sherpa who was one of the oldest serving sherpa for the Mt.Everest - Khumbu Ice fall doctors. He died in his home village of Pangboche on the 25th January 2013 at 6:30 pm at the age of 59.

The 'Icefall Doctors' are sherpas who set and maintain the safest path through the Icefall by laying down a series of ladders across the crevasses.

The Icefall doctors are an integral part of every successful expedition to Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Mt. Nuptse. Every year , each climbing season, they stay on the mountain maintaining the route and making sure that the ladders and ropes remain in place to ensure safety of the climbers.

It is an extremely dangerous job with hazards like avalanches, moving glaciers and tumbling seracs threatening them everyday. Hundreds of climbers rely on the ropes and ladders (used for crossing large crevasses) that these men set and would be unable to climb Mount Everest without their help.
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