• Wednesday, 19 June 2024
Kenyan climber Cheruiyot Kirui found dead a few metres from the Mount Everest summit point

Kenyan climber Cheruiyot Kirui found dead a few metres from the Mount Everest summit point

Cheruiyot Kirui, the Kenyan climber who went missing on Wednesday during an expedition to Mount Everest, has been found dead.

Organisers said that Kirui’s body was found a few metres below the Everest summit point.

“He was on a daring mission to reach the summit without supplementary oxygen and was accompanied by a Nepali climber Nawang Sherpa, whose fate is still unknown,” said a Thursday report by the Nepali mountaineering news website Everest Today.

Kirui went missing with his guide Sherpa. Everest is Earth's highest mountain, with an elevation of 8,848.86 meters above sea level. 

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