Breaking News Today

Two men die on Mount Everest in first fatalities of climbing season

Published: (Updated: ) in Australian News by .

Two climbers have reportedly died on Mount Everest in the first fatalities of the season.

Two climbers have reportedly died on Mount Everest in the first fatalities of the season.

The Himalayan Times reported Switzerland man Abdul Waraich and USA man Puwei Liu had both died on Wednesday night local time.

Mr Waraich had climbed to the top of the peak, but died after collapsing on the South Summit during the descent.

READ MORE: China opens Everest's north side to 38 virus-tested climbers

Mr Liu reached the Hillary Step before turning back, but died before returning to the base of the mountain.

Sherpas had been sent to help both men with extra oxygen and supplies, but to no avail.

The men's bodies will be recovered when weather permits.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/mount-everest-deaths-two-men-die-first-of-climbing-season/44228918-d91b-427a-9dd6-fb443b38884c

READ:  Coronavirus: Qatar reports 1,060 new COVID-19 infections, two fatalities
Shares
Share This
Finance Advice 2021