Indian climber dies on Everest, two others missing


An Indian mountaineer has died on Mount Everest and two of his teammates are missing, expedition organisers said on Monday, as the death toll from the Himalayan climbing season rose to five. Subhash Pal reached the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) summit on Saturday but collapsed while descending the Hillary Step ice wall and died the following day. He was the third to die on Everest in recent days, after an Australian and a Dutch climber succumbed to altitude sickness. Another two climbers have died on other peaks. “He died while the guides were bringing him down,” said Loben Sherpa of Trekking Camp…

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