An Indian climber has died in Nepal close to the summit of the world’s third-highest peak, expedition organisers stated Friday, the third fatality of this yr’s busy Himalayan spring climbing season.
Narayanan Iyer, 52, died Thursday at an altitude of 8,200 metres, close to the highest of Mount Kanchenjunga.
“He was slower than others and we had two guides assist him. He was very exhausted, couldn’t continue and collapsed,” Nivesh Karki of expedition firm Pioneer Adventure instructed AFP.
Karki stated that Iyer’s household had been knowledgeable and the corporate is figuring out particulars for the restoration of his physique.
Nepal has issued 68 permits to international climbers for the 8,586-metre Kanchenjunga this season and a number of other made it to the summit on Thursday.
Iyer is the third climber to die in Nepal this yr.
Last month, a Greek climber died on the 8,167-metre Dhaulagiri after he fell unwell whereas descending.
Days later, a Nepali climber who was carrying gear uphill was discovered lifeless on Mount Everest.
Nepal, residence to eight of the world’s highest peaks, normally attracts tons of of adventurers throughout the spring climbing season, when temperatures are heat and winds are sometimes calm.
The nation solely reopened its peaks to mountaineers final yr after the pandemic shut down the business in 2020.
But with coronavirus circumstances receding, expedition operators in Nepal are hopeful of a busier climbing season this yr.
Nepal’s authorities has already issued permits to 918 mountaineers for the season, together with 316 for Mount Everest.
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