350 climbers including handless Nepali reach atop Mt. Everest, 4 dead

members of the joint team of Nepali and Indian armies heading towards the peak of Mt. Everest Monday (Photo: Nepal Army)

Kathmandu – Nearly 350 climbers reached atop Mt. Everest by May 20 this year. A total of 94 climbers, including Sudarshan Gautam, a handless (not having both hands) Nepali, reached atop Mount Everest on Monday, thanks to the favourable climate.

Out of 94 climbers who conquered the summit, 43 are from the expedition teams and rest was from the expedition helpers, a source closed to Tourism Industry Division informed. On Sunday, 135 climbers, including the first joint team of Nepali and Indian armies conquered the highest peak.

With high number of mountaineers scaling the peak, new records in mountaineering as well as deaths were reported from Everest.

Gautam, who lost both of his hands some 14 years ago in Nepal, has been residing in Canada for the last few years.

Likewise, David Liano Gonzalez, a 33-year old Mexican, became the fisrt climber to scale the peak twice within a single season from Nepal and Tibet side. It was David’s fifth ascent of the highest peak.

Likewise, Dr. Nima Namgyal Sherpa of Nepal became the first medical doctor to successfully climb 8,848 m peak. Both of them reached atop Mt. Everest on Sunday (May 19).

Nepali actor Arjun Karki also reached atop the highest peak on Sunday.

Similarly, four climbers, including a Sherpa died when they were descending after climbing the peak on Monday.
Namgel Sherpa of Kathmandu fainted and died at the altitude of 7,900 metres.

Likewise, a Korean climber Sung Ho-Seo and a Bangladeshi climber Mohammad Khalid Hussain died Monday night when they were descending after their successful climb. Both of them had reached atop the peak without oxygen.

According to an official at the Tourism Ministry, Hussain died at 8600 meter and Sung died at 8000 meter, Southcole inside the tent.

Likewise, a Taiwanese mountaineer had died on the way back from the summit of Mount Lhotse, Monday morning.

Meanwhile, the second team of the Nepal Army and Indian Army scaled Mt. Everest at 7:35 am on Monday.

The joint team scaled the world’s highest peak today with the mission of cleaning the garbage piled up on Everest and to commemorate the diamond jubilee year of the first ascent of Mt Everest, said Directorate of Public Relations (DPR) of Nepal Army Headquarters.

The same expedition members collected two tons of trash from the Everest Base Camp and areas above it, according of Nepal Army DPR. The first team had ascended the world highest peak on Sunday.

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