May 22, 1999 |
One of three Polish climbers who scaled Mt. Everest was killed during the descent, the head of the team said Friday. Tadeusz Kudelski, who was 44, fell Tuesday while descending after reaching the peak of the world's highest mountain earlier in the day, team leader Ryszard Pawlowski told independent Radio Zet by satellite telephone. Pawlowski, 49, had reported live by satellite telephone when the team, which also included Jacek Maselko, 29, reached the peak Tuesday.