Macedonian climber dies on Mt Everest, Sherpa climber evacuated

  • Macedonian climber dies on Mt Everest, Sherpa climber evacuated

Macedonian climber dies on Mt Everest, Sherpa climber evacuated

Famed Japanese alpinist Nobukazu Kuriki died Monday in his eighth attempt to summit Mt. Everest, officials said.

Tourism department official Gyanendra Shrestha said, "Sherpas found his body inside the tent", However, details of the incident wasn't known because of poor communication.

The bodies were retrieved from the mountain on Monday and were flown by helicopters to Kathmandu, where they were expected to have autopsies.

On his sixth attempt on Everest, he was trying to scale the mountain without supplemental oxygen, but he suffered from a cough and fever at 7,400 metres, according to a post on his Facebook page.

On his official blog, Kuriki's office reported he would descend from a point of 7,400 meters because he was in bad shape.

"We are in shock", said Tika Ram Gurung, the managing director of Bochi-Bochi Trek, the climbing company that organized Mr. Kuriki's trip.

"Sherpas found his body inside the tent", Shrestha told Reuters.

In 2012, he lost all of his fingers and one thumb after spending two days in a snow hole at 27,000 feet (8,230m) in temperatures lower than -20C. "Now, I feel the pain and difficulty in this Mountain and I'm up and up".

As he reached the summit of the world's highest peak on Wednesday, Mr Rita broke the records of two other Sherpa guides who had climbed it 21 times.

Around 400 people have so far reached the summit of Everest as the busy spring climbing season - which runs from April to May - gets into full swing.

Mr Rita was 24 when he first climbed Mt Everest in 1994 and he has climbed the 8,850m (29,035ft) mountain nearly every year since then. Second image: Nobukazu poses with Nepalese flag after speaking engagement.