June 18, 2017
Sanjay Pandit, a Nepali climber, died while coming down from the Mt Denali (6,190 m), North America’s highest mountain, on June 16, 2017, according to sources.
Pandit along with Tashi Sherpa and Tashi Lakpa Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks reached North America to scale the Mt Denali this season. Pandit died while descending the Denali Pass after they successfully summited the peak.
Officials at the National Park Service in Alaska said that Pandit died due to unknown illness on the way down from Denali Pass on Friday. They are trying to reach out to Nepali members of ‘Everest to Denali Expedition – 2017’ and authorities in the US to find out more details about the incident. The climber’s body would be recovered from a camp at 5,242 m once the weather conditions improve.
Pandit had summited Mt Everest as well as other tallest peaks in the Europe, Africa and South America among others, according to the sources.