NTB press release
Mr. Michael Corey O' Brien, 39 of USA died on May 1, 2005 after falling down to the Icefall while descending from Camp I to Base Camp of Mt. Everest. According to a communiqué published by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal on May 3, 2005, he was one of the climbers of seven-member team of 'International Everest Parivar Expedition 2005' led by Mr. Daniel Lee Mazur from USA. Earlier, Mr. Sean Egan, 53 of Canada died due to high altitude sickness while descending from base camp of Mt. Everest. He was a member of 'Mountain Madness Everest Expedition 2005', which comprised of ten climbers led by Mr. Guillermo Benegas from USA. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation and Nepal Tourism Board expresses their deep sorrow on their sad demise.