One of 6 climbers presumed dead in Rainier accident is Intel Corp. vice president
SEATTLE — One of the six climbers presumed killed last week in a fall on Mount Rainier was 40-year-old Intel Corp. Vice President Uday Marty, the company confirmed Monday.
“Intel is greatly saddened to confirm that Intel Vice President Uday Marty is among the six mountain climbers missing and presumed dead following a fall on Mount Rainier,” the company said in a statement. “We are providing support in this difficult time to Uday’s wife and other members of his family.”
The statement added that Marty “was an accomplished engineer and manager and was widely respected throughout the company.”
Marty, managing director of the company’s business in Singapore, oversaw Intel’s operations in Southeast Asia.
Earlier, the two guides feared dead after a climb on Mount Rainier have been identified by their organization as Eitan Green and Matthew Hegeman.
The families of the other three people who were on the climb requested their names not be released.
Alpine Ascents International released this statement Monday:
“Matt and Eitan are near and dear to all of us at Alpine Ascents. While often guiding on Rainier and in the Cascades, their skill level and passion for the mountains were always at the forefront of their time in the field. Matt, intense, philosophical and driven by the right way to do things, left an indelible mark on all around him. His pursuit for excellence was matched by his sense of camaraderie and humor. Eitan, quick with a smile and exuberant, had that infectious nature of guides who love their work and time in the mountains. His talent as a strong leader and critical thinker in the wilderness was unsurpassed.”
“Our other team members shared our love for climbing and the strong bond that the mountains create.”
“These are hard days for all involved as we reach out and send condolences to the families and friends and try as best we can to comfort each other. The kind words shared by so many are taken to heart and help us all heal.”
The group took off on the challenging climb last Monday.
On Saturday, only their equipment was found at the top of Carbon Glacier at an elevation of 9,500 feet.
Aerial crews spotted climbing and camping equipment littered over a debris field but no bodies.
Rescuers say the climbers likely fell more than 3,000 feet.