Indian climber Narayanan Iyer breathes his last while scaling Mount Kanchenjunga

He was slower than others and we had two guides assist him. He was very exhausted, couldn't continue, and collapsed," Nivesh told AFP

By Web Desk
May 06, 2022
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KATHMANDU: The 52-year-old Indian climber, Narayanan Iyer breathed his last near the top of the planet's third-highest peak  — Mount Kanchenjunga — in Nepal. 

It should be noted that Narayanan is the person to die in this year's busy Himalayan spring climbing season, as he passed away on Thursday at an altitude of 8,200 meters. 

"He was slower than others and we had two guides assist him. He was very exhausted, couldn't continue, and collapsed," Nivesh Karki of the expedition company Pioneer Adventure told AFP.

On the other hand, Karki also informed that the climber's family has been updated and the company is working out details for the recovery of his body.

It is pertinent to mention that Nepal has issued 68 permits to foreign climbers for the 8,586-metre Kanchenjunga this season and several made it to the summit on Thursday. While Iyer is the third climber to die in Nepal this year.

Last month, a Greek climber died on the 8,167-metre Dhaulagiri after he fell ill while descending.