India loses mountaineer Rajib Bhattacharya

Rajib Bhattacharya died in Kathmandu on Thursday when descending from the target of Mount Dhaulagiri, the world’s seventh highest mountain, 1867 meters high.

He was a resident of Joypurbil in West Bengal’s Howrah district. The 43- year- old mountaineer lost his life after complaining of snow blindness, according to Pemba Sherpa, manager at the Seven Summit Treks.

Migma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks, who arranged the journey, told to a leading daily that his body is still in the camp’s canopy and it is getting very difficult to bring his body down from the treacherous heightened terrain.


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But Sherpa, the expeditor told, The Himalayan Times: “Efforts are underway to bring his body to Kathmandu.” the body should have been descended anyway!

Bhattacharya’s achievements are lined up. He had climbed Mount Everest in 2011 and Mount Kanchenjunga in 2013.

Mount Dhaulagiri had witnessed its first summit of the season after four foreigners and a Sherpa guide, locally managed by Seven Summit Treks, made it to the top of the peak.

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