His name was Laszlo Alfred Varkonyi, but everyone in Hungary calls him Konyi. He and his climbing partner, David, shared our VISA, base camp and ABC services. This was their fourth attempt without oxygen. I was extremely sad to learn that Konyi died while climbing to the north col on Everest in 2010 when a serac fell and swept him down the mountain. Although he didn't speak English, we knew he had a wicked sense of humor and was a highly respected Hungarian climber.