Update: December 26, 2005
David Breashears, the producer of the IMAX movie
"Everest" offered to look for Trevor's body while up at Base
Camp. In the first week in December he and his film crew
were acquiring more footage for his 10 year anniversary special
presentation of the 1996 expedition to the top of
After the search we received an e-mail from David's assistant stating that "regretfully not a trace of Trevor could be found". David and his 6 sherpas had spent approximately 6 days in the area where Trevor was last seen.
Today, December 26th, we had a lengthy telephone conversation with David. He is a man of compassion and it warms our hearts at the level of caring that men, such as David and those who have been involved in previous searches for Trevor, have shown.
To David it is a mystery that not a trace of Trevor was found. He thinks that, even though Trevor was wearing the wrong colored clothing, which would make a "surface" find very difficult, it is more likely that he had a simple accident, possibly even a gradual slide that could have ended in an uncontrollable drop into a deep crevasse. As we are, so is David perplexed by what really happened. We will probably never know.
According to David, voices carry long distances in the area, especially if there is no wind. He made us aware that in the initial first hours and days, when people were out looking and calling for Trevor, there was no audible response from him. This would indicate that in the early stage he was probably unconscious and hopefully not suffering. This is very consoling for us.