Mount Everest : 83 year Sherchan dies attempting Record
03, Jul 2018
Min Bahadur Sherchan an eighty year climber has died at the base camp of Mt Everest on Saturday afternoon.
The 83 year old former British Gurkha Serchan who aimed at reclaiming the record to ascend the world’s highest mountain from Japan’s Yuichiro Miura, who climbed Everest aged 80 in 2013 at died at 5:14 pm Saturday afternoon, multiple sources at the Everest base camp confirmed.
Born in June 1931 in Myagdi district of western Nepal, Sherchan had stood atop the Mt Everest in 2008 at the age of 76 years.
Five years later, Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura snatched the title of oldest Everest summiter from Sherchan as the senior citizen summited the peak when he was 80.
Last week High speed Alpine climber Ulei Steck “Swiss Machine” died in an accident in the Mt Everest region.
This is the second official death of climbers on Mt Everest this season
The cause of his death is yet to be revealed.
But his support staff Shiva Bahadur Sapkota said the veteran felt quite comfortable while traversing through the icefall section during the acclimatization process.
“He always stood dedicated and committed to the world peace and humanity,” Sapkota recalled.
Sherchan had started his mountaineering career by successfully climbing Mt Dhaulagiri in 1960.
Source : THT