3 Climbers Die On Mount Everest, 2 Still Missing

By: AP
By: AP

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A Nepalese mountaineering official says three climbers returning from the summit of Mount Everest have died and two more are missing.

Mountaineering Department official Gyanendra Shrestha said Monday that a German, a Nepal-born Canadian and a Korean died Saturday while descending from the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit.

Shrestha said the weather was favorable on Friday and Saturday morning but a wind storm swept the mountain later on Saturday.

Shrestha, stationed at the base camp of Everest, said he was waiting for details.

German climber 61-year-old doctor Eberhard Schaaf was believed to have suffered high altitude cerebral edema.

The Nepalese-Canadian climber was Shriya Shah, while the Korean mountaineer's name was yet to be confirmed.


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