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May 26, 2023

Everest expedition death toll reaches 12 and 5 still missing

Kathmandu: A Canadian climber Petrus Albertyn Swart has died above camp IV on Everest on May 25 taking this season’s Everest expedition death toll to 12, while 5 climbers are reported still missing, according to the expedition operating agencies.

Those still missing include two Nepali climbers and three foreigners who are reported to be missing in the high camps of Mt Everest. The Canadian climber died due to high altitude sickness while approaching the Everest summit. He was a part of the expedition team managed by Madison Mountaineering.

Mountain guide Nima Sherpa (27) climbs peaks above 8000m within a single week.

Meanwhile, a 27 years old Nepali mountain guide Nima Sherpa has successfully climbed three peaks above 8000m within a single week.

Born in Makalu-4 in Sankhuwasabha, Nima Sherpa reached atop the world’s fifth highest mountain Mt Makalu (8461m), Mt Lhotse (8516m), and Mt Everest. This was Nima’s seventh Everest conquest as a guide for the Satori Expeditions.

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