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Indian climber dies on Mt Kanchenjunga

 May 6, 2022  

Kathmandu: In a first casualty of the spring season on Mt Kanchenjunga, an Indian climber died while ascending on Friday morning.

Narayan Iyer, 52, breathed his last at an altitude of 8,200 meters while heading to conquer the third-highest peak in the world.

“He was asked not to move above 8,000 meters. However, he insisted on climbing on. Later, he collapsed at 8,200 meters,” Nivesh Karki, managing director of Pioneer Adventures told Indian media.

“We have already informed a family member about the casualty.”

As per the expedition organizer, the body of Iyer is still on the way to the summit. “We are attempting and working hard to retrieve the body from that altitude which often is considered as a death zone,” Karki added.

Source: Nepal Live Today