Normality of tragedy

Pierre Beghin, one of the greatest mountaineers of his generation, who died on the south face of Annapurna (8,091m) in 1992, when a rappel anchor pulled out. This left his young partner Jean-Christophe Lafaille alone and rope-less high on one of the largest walls on the planet, forcing him to carry out one of the most epic descents in the history of mountaineering. Lafaille died in 2006 during a solo Winter attempt to climb Makalu (8462m).

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