April 14, Kathmandu: Everest records season’s first casualty as Sherpa climber dies below Camp I. According to the sources at base camp, Nima Tenji Sherpa (Sherpa climber) died while carrying loads from the base camp to Camp I on Mt Everest.
The incident happened early in the morning at around 4:00 am Nepal time. He was part of the expedition run by International Mountain Guides. Sources added.
At least 11 high-altitude workers from International Mountain Guide were carrying loads when the incident occurred.
The exact reason about the incident is still unknown.
His body is already bought down to base camp. The incident happened in the dangerous icefall section below the Camp I sources added.
250 climbers from 31 Groups have already taken permits from the Department of tourism to climb Mt Everest this season. Out of them, there are 194 male climbers and 56 Female climbers.
The team of Icefall doctors under the Sagarmatha pollution control commute has already fixed the route to Camp II. Sherpas from EOA will soon start fixing the rope from CII, aiming to be on the top by 1st week of May.