Spanish mountaineer Fernando Sanchez Grassa dies in Nepalese Himalayas, body not found
Spanish mountaineer Fernando Sanchez Grassa has died from fatigue in the Nepalese Himalayas, it was reported on Sunday.
Kathmandu, Nov 3 (IANS): Spanish mountaineer Fernando Sanchez Grassa has died from fatigue in the Nepalese Himalayas, it was reported on Sunday.
The 44-year-old climber died on Friday night while descending from Mount Himlung (7,126m).
Rescue teams brought one of his companions to safety on Sunday after he was trapped on the peak with hypothermia, news reports said.
The mountaineer was taken to a hospital in Kathmandu along with his twin brother, who had previously made the descent and raised the alarm.
Bad weather conditions hit the area on Friday, preventing any earlier rescue mission.
Grassa's body has not yet been recovered.
Mingma Gyalje Sherpa, the director of Imagine Nepal, the agency which coordinated the expedition, said that Grassa died in the vicinity of Camp III due to exhaustion.
Grassa, a well-known mountain guide from Zaragoza, was accompanied by brothers Juan Carlos and Jesus Del Cero Millan, who are also from the Spanish city.
They were part of an eight-person expedition. The other five members left before beginning the ascent to the summit.