A Third Sherpa Dies on Everest

Fell on the Lhotse Face

Climbers at Lhotse.     Photo: Garrett Madison

Reports are coming in that a Sherpa from Seven Summits Treks died after tumbling down the icy and hard-packed Lhotse Face. While the details are still unclear, it appears that he wasn't clipped into his rope.

This marks the third death of a Sherpa on the mountain this season. In early April, a highly experienced Icefall Doctor, responsible for setting ropes, slipped and fell into a crevasse. It marked the first time an Icefall Doctor had died on the mountain. A second Sherpa died  Sunday at upper Camp III.

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