Russian mountaineer and climber Pavel Kostrikin has died at Camp I on Mount Everest, a Nepali official has announced.
It is the first reported death of a foreigner on the world’s highest peak during the current climbing season, which began in March.
55-yr-old Kostrikin died on Saturday at the camp, which sits at an altitude of about 5,360 meters while climbing the 8,848-meter mountain, said Bhishma Kumar Bhattarai, an official with Nepal’s tourism department. .
“The Russian climber fell sick at Camp II and died after being brought to the Camp I,” Mr Bhattarai told Reuters without any further details being given.
Camp II on the normal Everest Southeast Ridge route is at an elevation of approximately 20,000 feet.
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