Three climbers on Friday died while descending from Mount Everest, increasing death toll on the overcrowded world’s highest peak to six.
Kalpana Das, 52, reached the summit but died Thursday afternoon while descending, as a huge number of climbers queued near the top of Mount Everest.
Another Indian climber, 27-year-old Nihal Bagwan, also died on his way back from the summit.
According to Aljazeera, Babu, the managing director of Peak Promotion, said overcrowding had congested the route from camp 4 to the top.
“There were only short weather windows and everyone was trying to climb at once,” he said.
Meanwhile, a Nepalese Sherpa climber, Kami Rita, scaled the Mount Everest for a 24th time on Tuesday.
It will be the second feat in just a week after breaking his own record for the most successful ascents of the world’s highest peak.