With all the confusion about the fight on Everest last month, it’s easy to lose sight of how treacherous being on Everest can be. For nearly all climbers, there is no summit without the help of Sherpas. Sherpas are the key to Everest. Everest wouldn’t have ever been conquered without their help.
According to Nepalese police, Dariwa Sherpa died while returning to base camp from Camp 3 (23,621 feet). It’s being reported that he died from altitude sickness (more specifically it was likely HAPE or HACE) at around 5:30am yesterday . Dariwa was working for International Mountain Guides on Everest.
Many Sherpas have died in the line of duty on Everest including even the very first attempt on Everest in 1922 when 7 Sherpas died in an avalanche.
The only other death of Everest this year is another Sherpa who fell into a crevasse between camps 1 and 2 on April 7th, 2013.
Our condolences go out to the family and friend of Dariwa.
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Everest is mean