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May 26, 2012 2:00 am

Israeli Who Saved Man on Everest: “You Never Leave a Friend”

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The north face of Mt. Everest. Photo: wiki commons.

Ynet/AP – An Israeli who rescued a distressed climber on Mount Everest instead of pushing onward to the summit said Friday that the man he helped, an American of Turkish origin, is like a brother to him.

Nadav Ben-Yehuda, who was climbing with a Sherpa guide, came across Aydin Irmak near the summit last weekend. In that chaotic period, four climbers died on their way down from the summit amid a traffic jam of more than 200 people who were rushing to reach the world’s highest peak as the weather deteriorated.

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