Humar Found Dead

Posted on: November 14, 2009

Tomaz Humar, Slovenian alpinist, was found dead this morning at 5600 meters—700 meters lower than expected—on the south face of Langtang Lirung (7227m), Langtang Himal, Nepal. [Photo]

Tomaz Humar, the extraordinary solo alpinist injured and missing on Nepal's Langtang Lirung since Monday, has been found dead. (Read the November 12 and November 13, 2009 NewsWires for more information).

Air Zermatt pilot Robert Andenmatten and climber and rescuer Simon Anthamatten, along with a Nepalese captain, spotted Humar's body from the air this morning after three hours of search. Anthamatten was dropped at the site via a 25-meter static line; Humar's body was fixed to the line and flown to base camp; the pilot then returned to pick up Anthamatten.


The body was located at 5600 meters on the south wall of Langtang Lirung, about 700 meters lower than expected. It is unclear whether Humar took a second fall on the face.

"We may never know exactly what happened," Slovenian rescue coordinator Viki Groselj told "The first reviews of the body showed that he had a broken leg. We assume that he died sometime on Monday night, no later than Tuesday."

Efforts are under way to bring Humar's body to Kathmandu.

Sources: Gerold Biner, Menno Boermans, Ang Tshering Sherpa,

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Bendette McDonald's book is a great read and story of Tomaz's life, however Tomaz's book 'No Impossible Ways' has yet to be translated to English. This, I predict, will be an even better insight into the mind of a revolutionary solo climber and one I really would like to get my hands on.

2010-04-25 00:24:53

@Stiles: His Book was published in english translation^>

Tomaz, see you there, where you climbed!

2009-11-25 07:39:01

Tomaz Humar was a great alpinist and what is the most important the great Human! The book named Tomaz Humar is also in english and with reading it you can recognize him, his strong belife, dreams and reasons why he loved mountains so much.

Tomaz you are with HIM now. I never forget you! Tomaz, rest in peace

2009-11-15 05:38:51

Absolutely, horribly tragic loss of a visionary and real pusher from the world. Perhaps someone will translate his book.

2009-11-15 02:16:29


My thoughts go to the kids and wife

2009-11-14 03:14:06

Rest in peace Tomaz.....

2009-11-14 01:01:09
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