Watch: Body of Japanese climber who died on Everest brought to Kathmandu

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Kathmandu, Nepal Updated: May 21, 2018, 11:27 PM(IST)

The body of a Japanese climber who died on Mount Everest was brought to a Kathmandu hospital for post-mortem on Monday (May 21). Photograph:( Reuters )

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Nepal has allowed more than 340 foreign climbers to ascend the peak during the current season which started in March and continues through this month.

 The body of a Japanese climber who died on Mount Everest was brought to a Kathmandu hospital for post-mortem on Monday (May 21).

Nobukazu Kuriki, 36, who lost nine fingertips to frostbite in a previous expedition, died on Monday during an attempt to climb Mount Everest, an official said, the second person to die during the current climbing season.

Kuriki was found dead while sleeping in a camp 2 tent at 7,400 metres (24,278 feet) on the 8,850-metre (29,035-feet) mountain, tourism department official Gyanendra Shrestha said from base camp.

Kuriki had made seven unsuccessful attempts to scale Everest.

In 2012, Kuriki spent two days in a snow hole at 27,000 feet (8,230 metres) on Everest in temperatures below minus 20 Celsius. That was when he had to have his fingertips amputated.

Macedonian Gjeorgi Petkov, 63, died at the weekend climbing Everest, hiking officials said without giving details.

Scores of climbers have successfully made it to the top of Everest this month taking the benefit of good weather, officials said.

Nepal has allowed more than 340 foreign climbers to ascend the peak during the current season which started in March and continues through this month.

 

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