Friday, June 13, 2008
Daniel Vlad, one of the three was somehow able to summon the strength to head up to Camp Muir before dawn in the storm. He was spotted by a guide from International Mountain Guides struggling up the mountain in what one guide called the worst storm he'd ever seen there.
Three guides met up with him 10 minutes later. Vlad gave the guides precise directions on how to find the other two. One guide, Joe Franklin, brought Vlad back up to Muir. The other guides, Kevin Hammonds and Eben Reckord went down and easily found the pair. Mariana Burceag incoherent but concious. Eduard Burceag was unconcious and had no pulse. They decided to get Mariana Burceag up to Camp first. They bundled her up and began to drag her up the mountain. Eventually more rangers came with a sled and oxygen. It took about an hour to get her to camp, Once they secured her in camp, the went back for Ed. He was later brought back to camp where doctors determined that he had died.
As we reported before, the two survivors were brought down by helicopter on Wed. Ed Burceag's remains were brought down by sled later that afternoon. The county medical examiner confirmed that he died of hypothermia.
RIP Ed Burceag.
Posted by quake at 4:04 PM