May 29, 2017

India climber body retrieved from Mt. Everest

Rescuers have retrieved the body of an Indian mountaineer who died on Mount Everest and airlifted it to the Nepal capital, a trekking company has said.

Ravi Kumar went missing recently and his body was spotted inside a crevice last week.

The bodies of two other climbers who died last year were also brought to Kathmandu on Sunday.

Mr Kumar had successfully scaled Everest, but was separated from his guide on the climb down.

He is believed to have fallen almost 200m (657 feet) to his death.

The guide was earlier found unconscious at Camp 4, just below 8,000 metres, with severe frostbite.

Rescuers said the recovery of Mr Kumar's body was a risky operation.

(BBC News)