Indian climber dies, Irishman missing in Nepal mountains


17th May, 2019 01:07:24 printer

Indian climber dies, Irishman missing in Nepal mountains

An Indian climber has died descending from the summit of Mount Makalu while an Irishman fell on Mount Everest and is missing, a mountaineering official said Friday.

Indian Narayan Singh fell sick and died Thursday while Irish climber Seamus Lawless slipped while returning from the summit, said Mira Acharya, a director at Nepal's Department of Tourism.

Attempts are being made to bring down the body of the Indian and the search is ongoing for the Irish, said Mingma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks, which organized the expedition.

Two Indian climbers died earlier this week on Mount Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest peak, possibly from high altitude sickness. A Chilean climber is missing.

Hundreds of foreign climbers and their guides attempt to scale high Himalayan peaks during the popular spring climbing season in Nepal that begins around March and ends this month.