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AustraliaAustralian climber recovering in Nepalese hospital after being rescued on Mount Everest

13:40  27 may  2019
13:40  27 may  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

Australian climber Gilian Lee recovering in Kathmandu after dramatic rescue high on Mount Everest

Australian climber Gilian Lee recovering in Kathmandu after dramatic rescue high on Mount Everest The Australian climber recovering in a Kathmandu hospital after being rescued high up on the northern slopes of Mount Everest has been identified as Canberra man Gilian Lee. © ABC Canberra man Gilian Lee is recovering in hospital in Kathmandu. Tibetan climbers found Mr Lee unconscious at an altitude of 7,500 metres last Wednesday. The ABC understands Mr Lee was attempting to reach the summit without oxygen tanks. It is unclear whether he fell ill on the way to the summit, or when coming back down the mountain.

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An Australian man is recovering in a Nepalese hospital after he was discovered unconscious on Mount Everest.

Chinese media reported an Australian climber was found by Tibetan rescuers on the northern slopes of Mount Everest on Wednesday, at an altitude of 7,500 metres.

Australian climber recovering in Nepalese hospital after being rescued on Mount Everest© Supplied The Australian was found on the northern slope of Mount Everest. Everest's Camp 3 is located at 7,200m, while Camp 4 is at 7,950m.

The man was reported to be in a critical condition, but has since stabilised.

In a statement provided to the ABC, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was "ready to provide consular assistance to an Australian man hospitalised in Kathmandu".

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"I cannot believe what I saw up there. Death. Carnage. Chaos. Line-ups. Dead bodies on the route and in tents at camp 4. People who I tried to turn back who ended up dying. People being dragged down. Walking over bodies," he wrote in the post.

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An Australian man has been rescued from the north face of Mount Everest after he was found unconscious on the mountain . In a statement, a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokeswoman said an Australian was recovering in hospital in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal .

Australian rescued on Mount Everest has been identified as Gilian Lee. Credit:AP, Facebook. Few details have emerged since news first broke He said he had summitted another extremely high peak, Manaslu, which is the eighth highest mountain in the world and also in Nepal , without oxygen tanks.

Blogger Alan Arnette, who writes about the climbs, deaths, and conditions on Mount Everest each season, wrote last week would go down "as one of the best and worst in Everest history".

Australian climber recovering in Nepalese hospital after being rescued on Mount Everest
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"Over 500 people summited but it was not without cost, 10 people died, many of which were avoidable in my view," he wrote.

He said he believed there were four reasons for the amount of deaths on Everest this season: too few summit windows; too many people; too many inexperienced climbers; and inadequate support for climbers.

American mountaineer Jake Norton, who was part of the search group that found George Mallory's body on Everest in 1999 and has summitted the mountain multiple times, said he is surprised more fatalities don't occur on the Nepalese side of Everest.

"This sounds crass, but I'm surprised more people didn't die; when you get situations like that it's such a pressure cooker of danger," he said.

"People have got a limited supply of oxygen so the more time you wait, generally you're going to turn down your oxygen to conserve it, that makes your body not able to run nearly as well, so you get colder, people's brains get fuzzier, decision-making gets a little bit weaker.

"Everest has become such a money game there's so much money in it for individual outfitters, governments.

"Nobody really wants to police it and enforce the need to have companies up here who are hiring the right people, doing things the right way."

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Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world.Its summit is 29,029 feet - or 5.5 miles - above sea level. Climbers and scientists have a special name for the highest part of Everest, or everything above 26,247 feet (8,000 meters): "The Death Zone." Human bodies cannot function properly above a certain altitude. We work best at sea level, where oxygen levels are adequate for our brains and lungs.

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