Christmas Roundup

Tragically, Harry Berger was killed a few days before Christmas when 150 tonnes of ice collapsed on him whilst climbing in a cave near Hintersee in his home country of Austria. Harry was the undisputed Ice Climbing World Champion. He leaves behind girlfriend Kirsten and baby Zoe, who was born the day after Hari died. Hari?s friends and fellow mountain guides have set up bank accounts to raise funds for Kirsten and Zoe. Source: BMC The body of American mountaineer Charlie Fowler has been found on a peak in the Genyen region of China´s Sichuan Province.    Source BMC A British special forces team has rescued an Italian climber stranded on Cho Oyu, the world´s sixth highest mountain.  Source BMC Fred Nicole has repeated Chris Sharma´s test piece Witness The Fitness. Source: Skaha Bluffs, a major Canadian climbing venue has been closed to climbers. Source: Climbing Andy Earl and Gaz Parry now have their own websites and Blogs: Andy – Gaz –