Indian mountaineer Narayan Iyer died this morning while climbing Mount Kangchenjunga, the world’s third-highest peak. This is the first accident of the spring on Mount Kangchenjunga. This information has been given by the climbing agency Pioneer Adventure. Narayanan Iyer, a resident of Maharashtra, breathed his last at an altitude of 8,200 meters.
Pasang Sherpa, president of Pioneer Adventure, said the incident happened when the 52-year-old climber refused to climb the mountain even after falling ill. His climbing guide repeatedly told the climber to descend, but Iyer declined to follow his instructions. At the same time, other climbers are now descending from Camp IV to Base Camp.
Earlier in the year 2019, two Indian climbers died on Kangchenjunga. Biplab Baidya, 48, and Kuntal Karar, 46, died of hypothermia at about 8,000 meters near Camp IV on Kanchenjunga. Meera Acharya, a liaison officer of Nepal’s Ministry of Tourism posted at the base camp, had told that Baidya had managed to climb the mountain, but Kuntal fell ill while going up, and both died.
Let us tell you that recently, the Government of Nepal has allowed 740 mountaineers, including 155 women from 70 countries, to climb the mountains of Nepal, in which the maximum number of applicants have come from America. The tourism department says that the UK has the second-largest number of climbers, followed by India with 55. Five hundred eighty-five men and 155 women from six continents have secured permission to climb Nepalese peaks, including Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak at 8,848 metres. It said that 25 climbers from Russia and one from Ukraine have also got permission to climb the mountains.