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Everest climber Patrick Berhault dies on Dom
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Apr 29, 2004 10: 49 EST
Chamonix mountain guide and Himalayan climber Patrick Bérhault died this morning in a fall.

Patrick was climbing the Dom (4545m) in Switzerland together with Philippe Magnin, when around 11.30 am yesterday, while pushing for the summit, Patrick had a bad fall. Because of severe weather Philippe lost sight of his mate.

Philippe made a bivouac and was then helicoptered out to Zermatt together with guides Didier Angelloz and Eric Magnin. Unfortunately there was not enough time for a thorough search for Patrick until this morning, when the body was found and brought back to Zermatt.

Patrick Bérhault wanted to climb the 82 "official" 4000ers in 82 days. He summited Shisha Pangma in 1988 and Everest 2003.

Source: Kairn.com, stats by AdventureStats.com, image of Patrick courtesy mountainwilderness.org.
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