Thursday, June 13, 2024
Everest 2024

Statement following the death of Cheruiyot Kirui on Mount Everest

 

Statement from Cheruiyot’s family;

 

“Following the death of Joshua Cheruiyot Kirui on Mt. Everest on May 22, 2024, the family has made the difficult decision to let his body remain on Mt. Everest.

This decision was made after extensive consultations and careful consideration of all circumstances.

Cheruiyot fell into a crevasse 48 meters from the summit (8,848 meters) and retrieving his body from that high up would be risky for the rescue team, the family does not wish to endanger any life. Cheruiyot had a profound love for the mountains, and they loved him in return. We find solace in knowing he rests in his happy place.

We appreciate the love and condolence messages received from relatives, friends and the outdoor community.
We specifically acknowledge the massive support we have received from the KCB Group family where Joshua worked.
We truly know that our son was loved.

We extend our gratitude to Seven Summit Treks for their support, information, and guidance during this time. We also pray for the family of Nawang Sherpa, Cheruiyot’s Sherpa during this expedition, who is yet to be found. May they find peace.

There will be a memorial service in Nairobi and Chepterit village, this will be communicated in due course.

Support to the family can be channeled through :
Paybill: 522533
Account: 9229224
Name: Cheruiyot Kirui Fundraising

Cheruiyot’s Family.”