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 Göran Kropp

NEWSFLASH UPDATE 10/1/2002: Göran Kropp has died climbing. Various sources are reporting to EverestNews.com that Göran died climbing yesterday. Renata Chlumska, Göran's girlfriend, and the first Swedish woman to summit Everest, was not with him when the accident occurred.

Update: Göran Kropp, 35, died from a fall around 2:30 p.m. while climbing a popular route called Air Guitar near Frenchmen Coulee in Vantage, Washington. This is over by the Columbia River in Eastern Washington in Grant Co about six miles north of Vantage Washington. The Grant County Coroner's Office in Yakima, stated that head injuries were the cause of death. Kropp, reached the exit point of the climb when his gear ripped out from the crack and he fell several feet. Kropp died on impact. Kropp and another climber were airlifted by a M.A.S.T. helicopter to Valley Memorial Hospital in Yakima. The Grant County Coroner's Office took jurisdiction of the body from the Yakima County Coroner's Office and he was brought back to the Grant County Forensic Institute where an external examination was performed.

Kropp relocated earlier this year from Sweden to Seattle with his fiancée, Renata Chlumska. Chlumska was guiding a group of clients to Mt. Everest base camp at the time and was contacted via satellite phone.

Göran Kropp is recognized around the world for his epic 1996 adventure when he rode his bike 7,000 miles from Sweden to Nepal, climbed Everest and biked home with his gear. He was a popular motivational speaker and was frequently covered by the international press. Kropp co-authored a book about his adventures with writer David Lagercrantz titled Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey, and his documentary film I Made It: Göran Kropp's Incredible Journey to the Top of the World won the distinguished Best of Banff Award at the Banff Mountain Film Festival, the grandfather of all outdoor film competitions, in 1998.

Kropp and Chlumska were planning a 10,000-mile kayaking and hiking circumnavigation of the United States starting next July from their home in Issaquah, Washington. Within the next four years he was planning his ultimate adventure to sail solo from Seattle to Antarctica, ski unsupported to the South Pole and back, and sail home. Göran Kropp is survived by Gerard, his father, Sweden; Sigrun, his mother, Sweden, and Chlumska, Issaquah, Wash.

According to Richard Murphy who was climbing with Göran at the time of the accident, there were 4 climbers including Göran climbing together. They had been climbing most of the day. Göran was almost at the top of a single pitch climb when he took a fall. No one actually saw him fall, but they saw him falling. He was killed on impact, hitting first on a rock ledge and then continued down to the ground. According to Richard Murphy, who contacted EverestNews.com, Göran met the climbing friends on the internet. Again according to his new friend Richard Murphy, Göran did not space his anchors close enough together, so when Göran fell, the rope did not hold. One of the climbers was also on the same rope as Göran, but the other climber was only a few feet up near the only real anchor that held. One of the climbers went for help only 15 or so minutes away to a cell phone after the accident. Help arrived quickly, and one of the other climbers was treated for shock when help arrived. But Göran was gone... Göran was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another climber contacted us and seems to dispute some of the details of Richard's version. Göran is dead. May he rest in peace.....

Update Feb 2002: Göran and Renata are moving to America! Seattle is now home to the part of Everest Summiters! Göran was recently at the Ouray Ice festival in Colorado.

Update Sept/2001: What is Göran up to? It appears he and Renata Chlumska has entered the Expedition business with Everest base camp treks and climbs of Kilimanjaro along other activities.

His girl friend and fellow Everest Summitter, Renata won the People and Mountain award for her Shishapangma movie. Renata is the first woman from Sweden to Summit Everest. Renata Chlumska Summitted Everest in style with Göran in the first group up on 5/5/99.

Renata and Fredrik won in the category "People and Mountain" with the Shishapangma movie from 1997, picture

His Q&A is here...

The Obituary of Goran Kropp

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