A Sherpa climber from Makalu, Sankhuwasabha died while descending from the summit point of Mt Everest on Sunday evening, May 23rd.
Wong Dorchi Sherpa who was a part of Seven Summits Club expedition, breathed his last near South Col above 8,000 m, base camp sources confirmed to the Himalayan Times. Efforts are underway to retrieve his body.
It is the 4th Everest death of the season. Pemba Tashi Sherpa from Sankhuwasabha died when he fell into crevasse near Camp II on May 18. Earlier on May 12, Abdul Waraich of Switzerland, and Puwei Liu of USA, passed during their descent.
Meanwhile, team leader Alex Abramov shared that Russian climber Dmitry Livanov was evacuated to Kathmandu for treatment as he complained of chest pain while heading for the summit push.