Tourism License No. 1791

Climbers Body Found at Mt Everest High Altitude Camp IV: Death Toll Reaches 9

Resque from everest base camp trek

Another sad news approaches us as four climbers including a women were found dead inside their camp IV on Mt. Everest. And with this, death toll has reached total of 9 people dead this spring season who were on mission Everest from Nepali side.
The cause of death is not available yet, however, the rescuers reported that suffocation might be the reason for it. Sherpa climbers from Seven Summit Treks were on for the rescue and spotted bodies of two Nepalese and two foreigners.
Icicles Adventure would like to wish heartfelt condolences to all affected families in this incident. And we hope that these casualties will be minimizes in next climbing season. For which, everyone from climbers to expedition organizing companies and their crew along with Nepal government should be aware hence take corrective actions to minimize such tragic death at Himalayas. May all departed soul rest in peace.

National Daily The Himalayan Times has written the news on this as follows:

KATHMANDU: At least four climbers including a woman mountaineer were found dead inside their tent at a high altitude camp on Mt Everest taking the death toll on the world’s highest mountain in the spring climbing season to at least nine in Nepal side, the base camp officials have confirmed.

Expedition officials told THT on Wednesday morning that Sherpa climbers spotted four bodies – two Nepalis and two foreigners – at camp IV on Tuesday while they were searching for another body to recover.

Sherpa climbers from Seven Summit Treks who were there to recover the body of a Slovak mountaineer spotted four more dead bodies inside a tent, Managing Director at Seven Summit Treks Mingma Sherpa quoted the rescuers as saying over the phone from the incident site. Though the precise details of the incident are not available yet, the cause of death could be suffocation inside the tent, the rescuers reported.

At least six Sherpa climbers were there to recover the body of 49-year-old Slovakian solo climber Vladimir Strba who died at Camp IV on Sunday afternoon, he said, adding that Slovak’s body was being brought to Camp II.

Multiple sources at the base camp also confirmed that four persons belonging to a new trekking company have gone out of contact since Sunday after they were last seen near the Balcony area. “We are trying to verify all shreds of evidence before naming the victims,” a liaison officer at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation said.
Earlier, an American climber Roland Yearwood died of altitude sickness near South Col on Sunday while Sherpa climbers recovered the body of Indian climber Ravi Kumar on Mt Everest on Monday. Octogenarian mountaineer Min Bahadur Sherchan died at the base camp of Mt Everest on May 6 while famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck had lost his life in an accident in the Mt Everest region on April 30.