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Jarle Tra aborts his no O2 attempt
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May 27, 2005 09: 34 EST
Health problems have forced Norwegian Jarle Tra to turn around. Although feeling strong, Jarle was suffering from a strong cough, which probably has caused even a broken rib. Wind and cold were also facts when he made the difficult decision earlier today. Conditions on the mountain were tough.

Jarle reached ABC earlier this morning in strong wind conditions. He is on his way to BC, where he will pack and go home.

Jarle was climbing Everest through the North side on his own, without supplementary O2 or Sherpa support. He planned no previously set higher camps on the route - but was struggling with the debilitating Everest caugh in the last stages of his expedition.

Jarle has climbed Cho Oyu, Denali, Kilimanjaro and many of the 4000ers in the Alps. He has also skied across Greenland and trekked the Norwegian mainland from the south to the north - approximately 3000 km. He works as an industrial climber on the oil-platforms in the North Sea.

Image of Jarle on Everest BC, courtesy of Jarle Tra/Fleischers.no.

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