Tribute

On October 2, 2008, Guy Higgott and Guy Leveille set out for the summit of Cho Oyu. On October 3, Guy Leveille lost his life on the descent and is at rest in the mountains that he loved so much.

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Guy Leveille in 2006 spinning Prayer Wheels at Swayambunath
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TeaTime in the Khumbu Valley
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Post-Climb rewards at the Everest Bakery Namche Bazaar - 2006

Guy's final sunset

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Guy Leveille Ascending into Camp Two, Cho Oyu


A service was held at Cho Oyu Base Camp and the following words were spoken by Guy Higgott:

"I cannot think of a more beautiful spot for you to start your next journey than from high atop the Turquoise goddess.

From one of the highest points on earth you will be able to look down upon your spectacular surroundings and us going about our daily lives.

I am comforted in knowing you are in a place you love and will be watching over your friends and family and the people you have come to know during your short stay with us.

Whenever I look to the heavens, I know you will be there sharing a spot with the gods and goddesses of the mountains that you admire so much.

As the Sherpas say "it is better to live life in the mountains after death as you live far longer".


Enjoy your new life in the Mountains you love, I am envious of your final resting place."

- Guy Higgott

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