Please take a moment to check out the trailer for the movie ‘Deathzone: Cleaning Up Everest’; a Nepali feature length documentary film and environmental justice campaign aiming to raise awareness and help to clean up Mount Everest’s ‘death zone’ (8,000 ft and above) which has become a dumping ground of the trash and corpses of climbers over the last few decades.
Chakra Karki, who is currently coordinating the Search for Zisimos, was involved in the “Clean up Everest” campaign of 2010, which is detailed in this film. Although not directly related to the Search for Zis, who was in the safe zone (around 4,000 metres), we wish to help raise awareness and aid the campaign.
To watch the trailer and visit the website, please follow this link.
On the 20th September 2012, Saint Andrews school, of which Zisimos is a former pupil, ran an article on his disappearance. To read the article in full please follow the link below.
A former university of St Andrews student, 27-year-old Zisimos Souflas, has gone missing while travelling in Nepal. His is but the latest in a growing list of foreign disappearances along the often dangerous Nepal hiking trails which has led to the banning of unguided solo hikers from September.
Read the full article here.
Zisimos’ family have release a missing persons poster (below), with details of his disappearance and contact information for the relative authorities.
On August 29, 2012, Esther McVey ran an article on WirralNews.co.uk.
AFTER exams and results many students turn their attention to travelling.
In fact this week is the start of the new trekking season, and as wonderful as it can be, my article today aims to strike a cautionary note and to relay a personal story on behalf of a local family.
The other week I was visited by a family member of Zisimos Souflas…
On the 19th August 2012, Zisimos’ sister Sophie Souflas, and cousin Andrew Dawson appeared on BBC News speaking about his disappearance. This was accompanied by an article on the BBC website which can be read here.
The news footage can be viewed on the BBC website, or by clicking here.
According to an article posted on the 8th of August, any one hiking alone in the Everest area will now have to be accompanied by a guide.
To read the article in full click here.
On the tenth of July Grazia magazine ran an article on a spate of recent disappearances around the area of Everest Base camp.
On July 1st, 2012 articles relating to Zis’ disappearance appeared in the Sunday Times and Daily Mail newspapers.
To read the Daily Mail article, please click here. Below is a copy of the article for the Sunday Times.
Two postcards received by friends of Zisimos before his disappearence.
Excerpt taken from an article on Kantipur.com, relating to Zisimos’ disappearence.
KATHMANDU, JUN 21 -
Zisimos Souflas, a 27-year-old British national, has been missing since April 23 from Namche Bazaar during his tour to the Khumbu region. According to a statement by the British Embassy in Kathmandu, he was traveling alone on his way to the Everest base camp and his whereabouts is unknown.
To read the full article please click here.