He is best known for his audacious climb of the West Ridge of Mount Everest in 1963 with Willi Unsoeld, but also by the warm and caring friendship he extended to so very many
Schweiger, 21, passed away Sunday, April 10, after he and his girlfriend were hit by a car while walking to a nearby ice cream store.
Sergei Zheleznyak, of Kharkiv, was killed in combat in mid-March 2023, and posthumously awarded the Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky in the third degree for his service. Outside his military service, Zheleznyak was a member of Kharkiv’s Rotary International, a talented dancer, and a mountaineer.
He was a candidate for a Master of Sport in rock climbing and he worked at Kharkiv’s climbing gym, Vertical, often volunteering to organize competitions and be a judge. At the age of 35, he died alongside his lifelong friend and fellow climber Oleksandr Zakolodny.
Michelle lived an adventurous life filled with energy and enthusiasm, and climbing was a core passion for nearly 30 years.
Inventor of the Armaid, opera singer, massage therapist and professional deep-sea diver.