Everest death toll reaches 4

2012-05-22 11:01

Kathmandu - A mountaineering official in Nepal says climbers have reported seeing another body on Mount Everest, raising the death toll to four for one of the worst days ever on the world's highest mountain.

Nepali mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha said on Tuesday that the body of Chinese climber Ha Wenyi was spotted not far from where three other climbers died.

Wenyi and the other victims - German doctor Eberhard Schaaf, Nepal-born Canadian Shriya Shah, and South Korean mountaineer Song Won-bin - died on Saturday on their way down from the 8 850m summit.

Shrestha says a Nepalese Sherpa guide who had been reported missing is safe and has reached the base camp. Shrestha says the guide was separated from his group and did not have communications equipment.

  • lmapheto - 2012-05-22 13:26

    To all the climbers at Mount Everest...i pray that you reach your destiny safe and warm...may it be that the Almighty does not only protect you but guide you into safety...for the history of adventure must be told to generations to come...mother earth has many wonders and you chose Everest and i sent the Angels of warmth and protectivity along your path...for those who have already passed...may their soul rest in peace...indeed they are heroes and heroines and their names will be there to be remembered and honoured for more climbers to come...God be with you on your way to the base camp and homestead.

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