It took around 30 hours for emergency teams to be able to reach Philip Goodeve-Docker's team and airlift them to safety but Mr Goodeve-Docker died before their arrival.
The London events manager was on the unsupported crossing with experienced expedition leader Roan Hackney and Andy Norman, a former IT professional, who both remain in a "critical condition" in hospital.
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He fell 30 feet to the floor. But despite the drama, it appeared the show must go on.