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"Do you agree that Cathy O'Dowd and here fellow mountaineers had no choice but to leave Fran "to die"?"

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"Don't leave me here to die" "Do you agree that Cathy O'Dowd and here fellow mountaineers had no choice but to leave Fran "to die"?" In the newspaper article Cathy O'Dowd clearly tries to make the reader believe that she did the right thing. She identifies this in the sub heading "she faced a brutal choice: to risk her own life in a doomed rescue", noticeably the word "doomed" shows there was a severe risk of danger in any rescue attempt. ...read more.

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The article does undoubtedly give many good reasons why not to attempt to save Fran. But I am not completely shore that they had "no choice but to leave Fran". The fact that there were nine people on the mountain and that together they couldn't even try to help rescue Fran is rather peculiar. I don't know what others would do, but I would at least try to help, rather than to just leave her "to die". ...read more.

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She must have been in a better state then, and all they do is just leave a canister of oxygen. The Uzbek climbers then stay with the rest of the group and Fran, and help to "watch Ian and Jangbu to see what decision they took", this is just more evidence of time being wasted and therefore lowering Fran's chances of survival. In conclusion I believe that to live Fran "to die" was not the only choice they had. As I said, the morally correct thing to do would be to of least attempted a rescue, rather than to fritter away time. Leo Kennedy 4M 04/05/2007 1 ...read more.

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