Miracle on Mount Everest – One Man Gives Up His Dream To Save Another’s Life

Miracle on Mount Everest – One Man Gives Up His Dream To Save Another’s Life

In May 2006, Dan Mazur and his crew believed they were about to make their dream a reality. After a harrowing and dangerous ascent, they were just 1,000 feet from the summit of Mount Everest. That’s when they saw a flash of yellow up ahead. They moved closer, and they saw that the flash was actually a man, sitting in the sub-zero degree terrain!

Dan and his crew asked the man his name, and he answered “Lincoln Hall”. Lincoln was a climber who had ascended the mountain before them, and they had heard news that he had died during his descent. Yet here Lincoln was, talking to them! They saw that Lincoln was near death, and so they immediately gave up their dream of reaching the summit. Instead, they began planning how to get Lincoln back down the mountain so that he could live.

This video shows Lincoln Hall discussing his near-death experience and his amazing rescue by Dan Mazur and his crew.

Additional Resources:

  • Here is an article that tells about Dan Mazur’s rescue of Lincoln Hall.

Topics for Discussion:

  • What do you think made Dan and his crew abandon their dream to help Lincoln?
  • Have you ever given up something that was important to you in order to help someone in need?

Take Action:

  • Visit the Summit Climb website to learn about people who make expeditions to Mount Everest and how you can support them!
  • Visit Lincoln Hall’s official website to learn more about his support of the Australian Himalayan Foundation and you can help this group!

Teacher Features:

  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.

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