who died overnight at an altitude of about 8,000 metres

who died overnight at an altitude of about 8,000 metres

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2 Climbers From Kolkata Die On Kanchenjunga In Nepal:

The climbers were identified as Biplab Baidya:

Two Indian climbers died near the summit of Mount Kanchenjunga during an expedition on the world’s third highest mountain in Nepal, their hiking company said on Thursday.

The climbers were identified as Biplab Baidya, 48, and 46-year-old Kuntal Kanrar, who died overnight at an altitude of about 8,000 metres (26,246 feet).

Pasang Sherpa of the Peak Promotion hiking company said Baidya, who climbed the 8,586 metre (28,169 feet) Kanchenjunga main summit on Wednesday, died due to altitude sickness on the way down. Kanrar died while trying to climb the peak, he said. Both were from Kolkata.

Hundreds of climbers are on different Himalayan peaks during the spring climbing season which ends this month.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Both the climbers fell sick and died while attempts were being made to rescue them
one of the climbers had scaled the worlds third tallest peak while another was on the way up but fell sick and died

They were believed in the suffering from high altitude sickeness and had forstbites

 

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