Kenyan Climber Found Dead Near Everest Summit

A Kenyan climber, Cheruiyot Kirui, has been found dead near the summit of Mount Everest. The incident raises concerns amidst a season where over 450 climbers have scaled the mountain with three fatalities and four missing. Recovery efforts are hindered by low oxygen levels.

PTI | Kathmandu | Updated: 23-05-2024 18:44 IST | Created: 23-05-2024 18:44 IST
Kenyan Climber Found Dead Near Everest Summit
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A climber from Kenya attempting to scale the world's highest mountain has been found dead near the summit, officials said Thursday.

The body of Cheruiyot Kirui was found on Mount Everest, said Khim Lal Gautam, a government official based at the base camp of the mountain.

It was unclear when the body would be recovered because the oxygen level is low at that altitude and it's difficult for Sherpas to carry it down.

Officials said more than 450 climbers have scaled Mount Everest from the Nepali side of the peak in the south this season. Three climbers were reported killed and four are still missing on Mount Everest this season, which ends in a few days.

Most climbing of Everest and nearby Himalayan peaks is done in April and May when weather conditions are most favorable.

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