May 8, Kathmandu: A Russian climber Pavel Kostrikin died at Camp I on Everest on Saturday at around 7:15 pm Nepal time. According to sources, he died due to altitude sickness during acclimatization rotation. There was no accident or fall reported.
He died at an altitude of around 5,360 meters.
Due to the bad weather condition, his body is not airlifted. Once the weather permits his body will be airlifted to Kathmandu Sources added.
Pavel Kostrikin had attempted Everest twice before but he aborted.
Other climbers are preparing for the summit push on Everest as Sherpa climbers reached at a top of Mt Everest Yesterday.