Indian climber Ravi Kumar goes missing after successfully climbing Mt Everest
- Author: Leroy Wright May 22, 2017,
May 22, 2017, 19:01
Three climbers have died and another has gone missing in separate hiking incidents on Mount Everest.
Murari Sharma, from the Everest Parivas trekking company that sponsored his climb, said: 'We have confirmation of his death but no other details are known.
"Francesco has also enjoyed a long career in the Army Reserve and now enjoys trekking and climbing in challenging terrain", it says.
"It is a historic moment for all woman climbers in the world", Lama said, adding that she was making a safe descent to the lower camp.
An Indian climber, meanwhile, fell ill while on his way down from the summit on Saturday and did not make it to the nearest camp, located at South Col, at a height of approximately 8,000 metres.
An Aussie mountain climber was among three who died on Mount Everest at the weekend.
The 54-year-old from Queensland was reportedly hit by altitude sickness after reaching 7,500 metres and died as he was trying to descend.
Nepal has cleared 371 mountaineers to climb Mount Everest during the current season ending this month.
Given the risks involved in spending so much time at high altitudes, many climbing teams decide not to bring down the dead bodies.
This is the highest number of climbing permits issued for Everest expedition during a single season. Mr. Strba, 48, died at a camp at an elevation of about 8,000 meters (26,247 feet), according to an official with the Nepal Department of Tourism.
Legendary Swiss climber Ueli Steck died in late April while on an acclimatisation climb, and 85-year-old Min Bahadur Sherchan perished attempting to reclaim his title as the world's oldest person to summit Everest. "The chopper can land at only Camp 2, after which the Sherpas will trek up to the South Col area to look for the missing Indian climber". American doctor Roland Yearwood was a seasoned climber, who previously reached Everest's summit in June 2016.
Anshu Jamsenpa, a 37-year-old mother-of-two, returned from the 8,848-metre (29,028-feet) peak on May 16, before turning around after a short rest to repeat the feat, the BBC reported.
Jamsenpa started her fifth ascent on the 19 of May, after receiving blessings from the Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama, and climbed nearly without any break from the Everest Base Camp at 17,500 feet. Anshu, a brand ambassador for North Eastern tourism, has climbed Mount Everest five times till date.