Kathmandu, May 21: A German doctor has died and four other mountaineers have gone missing while descending from Mt. Everest, according to a Nepalese official.
Ang Tshering of Asian Trekking in Kathmandu confirmed the death of 61-year-old German doctor Eberhard Schaaf on Saturday.
Schaaf had died due to high-altitude cerebral edema, the Daily Express reports.
Kamal Shrestha of Nepal’s Mountaineering Department said that a Nepal-born Canadian national identified as Shriya Shah has also gone missing.
Shrestha said that he only knew that a Korean, a Chinese and a Nepali Sherpa guide had gone missing, and could not provide further details.
May is the busiest month for climbing the 29,035-foot high Mt. Everest. (ANI)