Nobukazu Kuriki: Everest climber dies on eighth failed quest for summit

Climber Nobukazu Kuriki dies on Mt. Everest

Two foreign climbers die while scaling world's highest peak, say Nepalese officials

He has also climbed numerous region's other high peaks, including K-2, Cho-Oyu, Manaslu and Lhotse.

The bodies were retrieved from the mountain on Monday and were flown by helicopters to Kathmandu, where they were expected to have autopsies.

Only hours after an Australia woman climbed Mount Everest for the second time in two years, two other adventurers died while attempting to summit the world's tallest mountain.

The Japanese climber was identified as 35-year-old Nobukazu Kuriki and the Macedonian was 63-year-old Gjeorgi Petkov.

Tourism department official Gyanendra Shrestha said, "Sherpas found his body inside the tent", However, details of the incident wasn't known because of poor communication.

He lost all but one of his fingers to frostbite during an attempt in 2012.

Teams must end their attempts by the end of this month as conditions are set to deteriorate.

In 2015, he tried again to scale the peak in the autumn climbing season, just months after devastating quakes killed almost 9,000 people in Nepal and halted expeditions on the mountain.

Roland Yearwood, 50, from the USA state of Alabama died near the summit of Mt Everest following a successful ascent, expedition organisers said. The next year, an natural disaster triggered another avalanche that ripped through Base Camp, killing 19 people.

Kuriki's previous climbs were in the autumn season as he prefers to climb in winter, alone and with minimal gear. In 2014, an avalanche at the Khumbu Icefall killed 16 Sherpa guides. A Russian climber died of altitude sickness in a bid to climb Lhotse, bordering Everest.

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