Man dies trying to become oldest climber of mountain
kathmandu, nepal — An 85year-old man from Nepal died Saturday while attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world’s highest peak, officials said.
Min Bahadur Sherchan died at the Everest base camp. Mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha, who is at the base camp, said the cause was probably cardiac arrest but he could not elaborate.
Sherchan first scaled Everest in May 2008 when he was 76 — at the time becoming 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 climb and had become famous, he intended to travel to conflict areas to spread a message of peace.