Thursday, 22 August, 2019

Two Indian climbers dead, Irishman missing in Nepal's Himalayas

051019-Himalayas-mountain climbing-everest-nepal-AdobeStock_15180753 Mount Everest
Patty Aguilar | 20 May, 2019, 10:30

In addition to Mount Everest, Rita has climbed other mountains that are among the world's highest.

The route taken by him was pioneered by New Zealand's Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay when they became the first climbers to reach the summit in 1953.

Kami says he will try and climb the peak two more times. "He died at camp 4 while descending the summit", Acharya told PTI.

Narayan Singh fell sick and died at Camp IV on Thursday night when he was climbing down from Mount Makalu, world's fifth highest mountain, said Mira Acharya, a director at Nepal's Department of Tourism.

Another member of the same expedition Seamus Sean Lawless from Ireland slipped from the balcony area while descending from the summit point.

Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in the world.

The Indian soldier, 35, from the Indian Army┬┤s expedition to Mount Makalu died at around 8,200 metres as he was returning from the summit.

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Every aspiring mountaineer, between April and May, flocks to grab the opportunity of climbing the highest mountain in the world. Acharya said Rita, who goes by his first name Kami, reached the top at 7:50am (02:05 GMT) and is now descending to lower camps.

On Tuesday, it was a team of Sherpa guides who again were the first to reach Everest's summit this year, completing their advanced work of setting up ropes and lines.

Another climber from Chile is missing from above Camp IV of Mount Kanchenjunga since last evening.

Mike Mulrooney has spend the last two years putting together the funding and planning for this expedition, but he started down the path to Mount Everest in 2014.

The climbing season ends in May and hundreds of climbers are now on Everest, trying to reach the top from both the Nepali and Tibetan sides of the mountain.

Each May, there are usually only a few windows of good weather near the summit during which climbers can attempt to scale the peak.

Hundreds of climbers are on different Himalayan peaks during the spring climbing season which ends this month.

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