Russian climber dies at Camp I on Everest

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Kathmandu: A Russian climber died at Camp I on Mount Everest on Saturday evening.

According to the Department of Tourism, 55-year-old Pavel Kostrikin breathed his last at around 7:15 pm on Saturday when he fell ill at Camp I.

“He [The Russian climber] died of altitude sickness,” confirmed Bhisma Raj Bhattarai, a section officer at the Mountaineering Section of the Department of Tourism.

A rescue team will retrieve the body of the Russian climber once the weather is clear, he said.