KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Two Indian climbers died and an Irish mountaineer is missing on the Himalayan peaks of Nepal, officials said on Friday, taking the number of climbers dead or missing this week to six and raising questions about safety and training standards.
Hundreds of mountaineers from around the world are in Nepal, home to eight of the world’s 14 highest mountains, for the spring climbing season which ends this month.
Ravi - Thakar - New - Delhi - Friday
Ravi Thakar, a 27-year old from New Delhi, was found dead on Friday in a tent on the South Col of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain, his trekking company said.
The cause of death was not immediately known, said Thaneswor Guragain of the Seven Summit Treks agency.
Sean - Lawless - College - Teacher - Dublin
Seamus Sean Lawless, a 39-year-old college teacher from Dublin, has been missing since Thursday after he slipped on snow and fell while descending from Everest’s 8,850-metre (29,035-feet) summit, Guragain said.
Indian Narayan Singh, 34, died from altitude sickness on Mount Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world, on Thursday while returning from the 8,462 meter (27,762 feet) summit, said tourism official Mira Acharya.
Singh - State - Uttarakhand - Member - Army
Singh, from the northern state of Uttarakhand, was a member of an Indian army expedition.
Wednesday - Climbers - Chilean - Mountaineer - Mount
On Wednesday, two Indian climbers died and a Chilean mountaineer was missing on Mount Kanchenjunga, the...
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