KATHMANDU, Nepal- An 85 -year-old man from Nepal croaked Saturday while attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world’s highest meridian, officials said.
Min Bahadur Sherchan succumbed at the Everest base camp on Saturday evening but the cause of fatality was not immediately clear, mentioned Dinesh Bhattarai, chief of Nepal’s Tourism Department.
Mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha, who is at the base clique, said the effect was likely coronary thrombosis but he could not elaborate due to a good telephone connection.
Sherchan, a grandfather of 17 and great-grandfather to six, first scaled Everest in May 2008 when he was 76 at the time growing the oldest climber to reach the top.
His record was broken in 2013 by 80 -year-old Japanese climber Yuichiro Miura.
Before leaving for the mountain last month, Sherchan told The Associated Press that once he had completed the ascent and grew famous, he intended to travel to conflict areas to spread a letter of peace.
He had trained for month ago the struggle, said today he did not suffer from any respiratory problems and his blood pressure was normal.
Being born in the mountains, he said he had did not have any problems with high altitude or the low levels of oxygen there.
Sherchan’s love of mountaineering started in 1960 when he was assigned by the Nepalese government to be a liaison officer for the Swiss team clambering Mount Dhaulagiri.
He eventually became an apple farmer and created streets and embankments before adjudicating down to run inns in Kathmandu.