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David Lama

Austrian rock climber and mountaineer
Lama in February 2009

David Lama (Nepali: डेभिड लामा; 4 August 1990 – 16 April 2019) was an Austrian sport climber and mountaineer. He won the European Championship in lead climbing in 2006 and the European Championship in bouldering in 2007. He was also the winner of the IFSC Climbing World Cup in 2008. He retired from sport climbing in 2011 to focus on mountaineering. He is known for his 2012 first free ascent of the compressor route (south-east ridge) on Cerro Torre in the Andes.

Lama was born in Innsbruck. His father is a mountain guide from Nepal and his mother is Austrian.

Lama, along with Hansjörg Auer and Jess Roskelley, died in an avalanche on 16 April 2019. The men were climbing Howse Peak in Banff National Park of the Canadian Rockies.[1][2][3] Their bodies were found on 21 April 2019.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Walters, Joanna (19 April 2019). "Three mountaineers presumed dead after avalanche in Canada". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  2. "David Lama, Hansjorg Auer and Jess Roskelley Presumed Dead". Gripped. 18 April 2019. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  3. "Canada avalanche: Three professional climbers believed killed in Rockies". BBC News. 19 April 2019. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  4. "Canada avalanche: bodies of three renowned mountaineers found". The Guardian. Agence France-Presse. 22 April 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2019.

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