Hall recounts the moment he was found:
"It was quite an interesting exchange because the first thing I said to them was, I stuttered a bit, and then I said, 'I imagine you're surprised to see me here,' and they were. They'd been told I'd been dead--I'd been left for dead the previous night. How could I be eloquent enough to say that?"
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What do you think of the ethics on the mountaintop? Should the Sherpas accompanying Lincoln Hall have stayed with him when they thought he wouldn't survive, even though they were running out of oxygen? Should people even engage in such risky activities as climbing Mt. Everest? Is Mt. Everest's tourism industry damaging to the local community that sustains it?
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