Gelje Sherpa was guiding Chinese client to summit when he saw Malaysian climber clinging to rope
A Malaysian climber narrowly survived after a Nepali sherpa guide hauled him down from below the summit of Mount Everest in a very rare high-altitude rescue, a government official has said.
Gelje Sherpa, 30, was guiding a Chinese client to the 8,849-metre (29,032ft) Everest summit on 18 May when he saw the Malaysian climber clinging to a rope and shivering from extreme cold in the area known as the death zone, where temperatures can dip to -30C or lower.
Written by Reuters in Kathmandu
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jun/01/nepali-sherpa-rescues-malaysian-climber-rare-everest-death-zone-rescue under the title “Nepali sherpa saves climber in rare Everest ‘death zone’ rescue”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.