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WorldFirst Everest death of 2019, Irishman missing

07:40  18 may  2019
07:40  18 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

Nepal climber scales Mount Everest for record 23rd time

Nepal climber scales Mount Everest for record 23rd time Native Sherpa mountaineering guide breaks his own record of most successful ascents of the world's highest peak. Rita, a native of Thame village located in the shadow of Mount Everest, reached the 8,850-metre (29,035-feet) summit with other climbers via the Southeast Ridge route on Wednesday morning, tourism department official Mira Acharya said from the base camp. His latest ascent took him two summits clear of two fellow Sherpas, who have successfully climbed the peak 21 times, hiking officials said. Acharya said Rita, who goes by his first name Kami, reached the top at 7.

Mount Everest claimed Friday its first fatality of the main spring climbing season, an Indian man , while an Irish mountaineer was also missing , expedition organisers in Nepal said. Ravi Thakar, 28, was found dead inside his tent at Everest Camp 4 at 7,920 metres (26,000 feet) on Friday morning as his

Mount Everest claimed its first fatality of the main spring climbing season, an Indian man , while an Irish mountaineer was also missing , expedition Many Himalayan mountains - including Everest - are at peak climbing season, with the window of good weather between late April and the end of May.

First Everest death of 2019, Irishman missing© Sarah LAI Late April to the end of May is the peak climbing season for Mount Everest (centre R) and many Himalayan mountains Mount Everest claimed Friday its first fatality of the main spring climbing season, an Indian man, while an Irish mountaineer was also missing, expedition organisers in Nepal said.

A Bulgarian climber also died on adjoining Mount Lhotse as he was descending, government officials said, and an Indian soldier died on nearby Mount Makalu.

Ravi Thakar, 28, was found dead inside his tent at Everest Camp 4 at an elevation 7,920 metres (26,000 feet) on Friday morning as his team was resting after a successful summit.

'Traffic jam' on Everest as two more climbers die reaching summit

'Traffic jam' on Everest as two more climbers die reaching summit A huge queue of climbers has formed near the summit of Mount Everest as expedition organisers Thursday reported two more deaths on the world's highest mountain. 

Mount Everest claimed its first fatality of the main spring climbing season, an Indian man , while an Irish mountaineer was also missing , expedition organisers in Another Indian climber also went missing on Mount Makalu on Thursday night as the team the 52-year-old was with was descending.

Kathmandu (AFP) – Mount Everest claimed Friday its first fatality of the main spring climbing season, an Indian man , while An Indian soldier meanwhile died on nearby Mount Makalu, two days after two other Indians died on Mount Kanchenjunga, the world’s third-highest peak, with one Chilean missing .

"Efforts are underway to bring his body back," Mingma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks told AFP.

A day earlier his team lost an Irish member, Seamus Lawless, 39, when he slipped from below the "balcony" area at around 8,300 metres.

Sherpa said that guides have intensified their search for him.

The two were part of an eight-member team that included Saray Khumalo, who became the first black African woman to summit Everest.

Nepal denies Everest overcrowding caused deaths

Nepal denies Everest overcrowding caused deaths The department of tourism said other factors such as weather conditions were involved.

Mount Everest claimed Friday its first fatality of the main spring climbing season, an Indian man , while an Irish mountaineer was also missing , expedition organisers in Nepal said. A Bulgarian climber also died on adjoining Mount Lhotse as he was descending, government officials said, and an Indian.

Mount Everest claimed Friday its first fatality of the main spring climbing season, an Indian man , while an Irish mountaineer was also missing , expedition organisers in A day earlier his team lost an Irish member, Seamus Lawless, 39, when he slipped from below the "balcony" area at around 8,300 metres.

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.

The team was in the news last month after tweeting a picture of "yeti" footprints, sparking ridicule and jokes online.

Another Indian climber also went missing on Mount Makalu on Thursday night as the team the 52-year-old was with was descending.

"The weather was not good and he probably lagged behind. A search team this morning could not find him, but we will keep looking," Sherpa said.

Many Himalayan mountains -- including Everest -- are at peak climbing season, with the window of good weather between late April and the end of May.

The death toll is already mounting, however.

On Wednesday two other Indians died on Mount Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest peak, with one Chilean missing.

Last week Peruvian climber Richard Hidalgo died on Makalu, the world's fifth-highest summit.

A Malaysian died in April after being rescued from Annapurna, where he spent two nights in the open near the summit.

Hundreds of climbers flock each year to Nepal -- home to eight of the world's 14 highest peaks -- creating a lucrative mountaineering industry for the impoverished country.

Last year five people died on Everest alone.

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