A British climber has died at the high camp of Lobuche peak. Andrew James Clayton, 41, from the U.K. died at around 5,000 metres on Nepal’s Lobuche last week. He’s the third climber to die in the Everest area this season.
The Himalayan Times reported that Clayton’s body has already been returned to the U.K. He was on a guided trip with Elite Expedition, which is run by Nirmal “Nims” Purja. A senior official at the Nepal Mountaineering Association claimed said that Elite Expedition failed to report the death to authorities.
The Department of Tourism was not aware of the incident, according to The Himalayan Times. Sources said that Clayton seemed well but tired, so he took a nap at 4 p.m. on Nov. 6 and never woke up.
On Oct. 17, Mingma Wangdi Sherpa died at camp three while descending from the summit of Ama Dablam. And on Nov. 3, French climber Morschel Jean-Marc, 61, also died while descending Ama Dablam.
British climber dies on Lobuche
Andrew James Clayton, 41, from the UK death has not been made public by authorities as Elite Expedition, a guiding company run by famed climber Nirmal Purja 'Nimsdai', refused to divulge details to the authorities concernedhttps://t.co/BwPWNhKcII pic.twitter.com/qfS3p1sIyK
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