Kathmandu: Russian climber Pavel Kostrikin is reported to have died at Camp I of Mount Everest according to a Nepali official Sunday.
This is said to be the first reported death of a foreign climber on Mt Everest in this season.
Kostrikin, 55, died at an altitude of around 5,360 meters at the camp on Saturday. Bhishma Kumar Bhattarai, an official of Nepal’s Department of Tourism confirmed the death of the Russian climber Kstrikin due to sickness.
The Russian climber had fallen sick at Camp II and had died while being shifted to Camp I the official informed. Camp II is located at an altitude of around 64000 meters.
The dead body of the Russian climber will be brought to Kathmandu when the weather conditions return to normalcy said the official.
According to a database at least 311 climbers have died on Everest while climbing or descending so far.
It may be recalled that over 900 climbers have been issued permits to climb 26 peaks in Nepal including 316 permits to climb Everest this season.
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