According to reports from the base camp yesterday, May 7, on the slope of the world’s highest peak – Mount Everest, Russian climber Pavel Kostrikin died.
The tragedy happened around 19:15 local time after 55-year-old Pavlo felt bad while in the first high-altitude camp.
Apparently, the cause of death was symptoms of altitude sickness after acclimatization.
Also, sources in the base camp said that bad weather on the mountain did not allow to evacuate the body of the deceased; and as soon as the flight weather is established, his body will be transported by helicopter to the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu.
Paul was a member of the Seven Summit Club commercial expedition and by the 2022 season had twice tried unsuccessfully to climb Mount Everest.
Note that this is the second tragic accident on Everest in the 2022 season: the first tragedy occurred on April 14, when below the first high-altitude camp, Sherma Nima Tenji Sherpa died at Khumbu Icefall, carrying loads for commercial customers to high-altitude camps.