Capt. Steven Bruce Bokan and Capt. Maurizio Folini rescued Cory Richards this evening from Everest Base Camp (5364 m).
Cory is a climber/photographer from Colorado, US, working for The National Geographic. Cory is also Nat Geo’s Adventurer of the year 2012. He became the first American to successfully summit an 8,000-meter peak in winter.
He suffered from altitude sickness as doctors say ‘he ran short of breath’ while at Base camp. The duo of captains flew him to Lukla immediately on our B3 helicopter where he received primary treatment. He was flown to Kathmandu the day after for proper medical attention.
We wish this adventurer best wishes for the earliest recovery so you can continue taking wonderful pictures like you always do.