The oldest climber in the world died in the attempt to conquer Everest at the age of 86 years
Nepalese Min Bahadur Sher Khan died in the camp on the hillside of a heart attack.
NEW DELHI, may 6. /Offset. Eugene Karmalito TASS/. The world’s oldest Nepalese climber Min Bahadur Sherkhan died may 6 of a heart attack while trying to re-climb Everest and become the oldest conqueror of this peak. This was announced by Director General of the Department of tourism of Nepal Dinesh Bhattarai.
“Sher Khan died in the base camp on the slopes of mount Everest today from a heart attack, the official said. His body by helicopter tomorrow will be taken to Kathmandu for examination”.
Famous Nepalese climber among 317 climbers, which received this year a license for the ascent, arrived in late April at a base camp on the slopes of Everest.
He passed the acclimatization to try to regain the title of oldest conqueror of the highest peak of the Earth
Sher Khan was already a winner of this title after climbing in 2008 when he was 76 years old, but five years later his record was broken by 80-year-old Japanese climber Miura, Yuichiro.
“Sher Khan sought to restore his title and secure the championship, lost in 2013 — said the President of the mountaineering Association of Nepal Ang Tsering Sherpa. He was in great shape, trained every day and kept the endurance, daily walking at 14-15 miles in difficult terrain”. As noted by Sherpa, all colleagues “grieved at the death of the oldest climber of Nepal, who tried to save the palm of their homeland”.