Nepalayatimes/Indian Climber Kalpana Das dies on Mt Everest
Kathmandu – As information of Department of Tourism, Kalpana Das 49 climber from Odisha, India died above the balcony area on Mt Everest this afternoon. After the death of Das, death toll to 14 on different mountains above 8,000 m in the spring climbing season.
Meera Acharya, Director at the Department of Tourism, informs Kalpana Das, who was a member of the ‘Three Women Expedition’ locally managed by Dreamers Destination Treks, breathed her last near the balcony area while descending from the summit point.
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Kalpana along with Kanchhi Maya Tamang from Nepal and Liyamu Ma from China made it to the summit of Mt Everest at around 12:55 pm. “Das, who fell ill on the descent died near the balcony area,” Acharya quoted base camp officials as saying.
Dhenkanal district, Odisha resident Das had already climbed different peaks in India, Nepal, Europe, South America, and Australia.
And another Indian climber Anjali S Kulkarni has died. According to Thupden Sherpa, an official at Arun Treks, Anjali S Kulkarni from Mumbai, India breathed her last at above Camp IV after she fell ill while descending from the summit point yesterday.