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Monday, 1 May 2017

40yr old mountain climber, Ueli Steck dies during training at Everest

Famous mountain climber, Ueli Steck was killed on Sunday, April 30, 2017 in an accident near Mount Everest.

The 40-year-old died when he slipped from a slope and fell into a crevasse at around 6,600 meters on Mount Nuptse.
His body has been recovered and airlifted to Lukla, where the nearest airport to Mount Everest is located, Dinesh Bhattarai, of the Nepal Tourism Department said. 

Mingma Sherpa, an official with expedition organizer Seven Summit Treks said, the "Swiss Machine" as he's fondly called was acclimatizing himself as he planned to ascend 8,850-meter Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse next month.


His death is the first casualty of the this year's spring mountaineering season in Nepal, which is expected to involve 365 registered climbers from 39 teams, officials said. Last year, six climbers died on Mount Everest.

13 comments:

Alloy Chikezie said...

May his soul rest in peace.

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hrm paul said...

Let dem kip climbing dey will kip dying foolish people dem no get work

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Hmmm


... Merited happiness

christie benjamin said...

Sad!

Chike TEFLON said...

RIP to him

Toy baby said...

That's sad.....RIP

Dupsy B said...

RIP to him. And they will still go and climb.

Vivian Reginalds said...

sad
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Prince lexton said...

Blood sucking mountain!!!

Prince lexton said...

Blood sucking mountain!!!

Ossai John's blog said...

The Whites love adventure so much. RIP

Anonymous said...

U dey craze.

Anonymous said...

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