What Would You Do?

David Sharp was a British mountaineer who became decapacitated on his way down from the summit of Mt Everest on May 15th, 2006.

David was found frozen, still attached to the fixed line, unresponsive, frostbitten, but still alive. He was passed by over 30 climbers on the morning of May 15th, 2006. None of the 30+ climbers stopped to help David on their way up the mountain. 9 hours later, on their way down, several climbers stopped to attempt to revive him. Sherpa Dawa spent over an hour attempting to get David onto his feet. It was too late for David. He was left where we lay and the climbers continued down to life leaving David there with death.

If you were a climber and saw someone dying, what would you do? Why?

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