Wednesday, 23 January, 2019

Nepal confirms death of two foreign climbers on Mount Everest

Legendary Japanese climber found dead on Mount Everest Legendary Japanese climber found dead on Mount Everest
Jean Garcia | 22 May, 2018, 03:24

Mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha said expedition team members reported a Japanese climber died on Monday and a Macedonian died on Sunday.

The 36-year-old's body was found after he died in his sleep in a tent at 7,400 metres on the 8,850-metre mountain.

Some 340 foreign climbers, led by Sherpa guides, will attempt to scale Everest in May.

"Sherpas found his body inside the tent", Shrestha said.

"We are in shock", said Tika Ram Gurung, the managing director of Bochi-Bochi Trek, the climbing company that organized Mr. Kuriki's trip.

On his official blog, Kuriki's office reported he would descend from a point of 7,400 meters because he was in bad shape.

Nepal confirms death of two foreign climbers on Mount Everest

Queenslander Azar, 21, from Toowoomba, made history as the youngest woman - and the youngest Australian - to ever make it to the world's highest summit (8848m) twice, when she scaled the summit on Saturday.

Last week a solo Russian climber died of altitude problems just below the summit of Lhotse, the world's fourth highest peak that borders Everest. He lost most of his fingers due to frostbite during an unsuccessful attempt in 2012. "I have not reached my retirement age, and until I retire I will continue to be a guide on Everest", he said.

He has also climbed numerous region's other high peaks, including K-2, Cho-Oyu, Manaslu and Lhotse.

Kuriki was known to post images online while climbing mountains.

According to the base camp officials, a Sherpa climber has been seriously injured after he was struck by falling rocks and snow near Camp II.

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