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Swiss climber Ueli Steck dies on Everest

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Apr 30, 2017-

Swiss climber Ueli Steck, more popularly known as "Swiss Machine", died on Sunday in an accident near Camp II on Mount Everest, making it the first death of the season in the Everest.

The 40-year-old renowned climber was in an acclimatising process to make an attempt on the mountain when he fell into a crevasse and died on the spot, police said. Chief of Himalayan Rescue Association in base camp Lakpa Nurbu Sherpa said the climber headed towards Mount Nuptse when he had to head towards Camp III.

His body has been flown to Kathmandu.

The climber had reached the summit of Everest on 2012 without oxygen and in 2015 climbed all 82 Alpine peaks over 4,000 meters in 62 days.

Steck and his fellow climber, in 2013, was involved in an altercation with Sherpas when the pair ignored Sherpas orders to hold their climb and triggered an icefall which hit the Sherpas fixing ropes.

Published: 30-04-2017 15:48

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