Min Bahadur Sherchan; 86-year-old former British Gurkha who aimed at reclaiming the crown of oldest climber to climb the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest has died at 5:14 pm today, multiple sources at the Everest base camp confirmed. Nepal's oldest Everest climber has died at the base camp of Mt Everest on Saturday. Some 800 people including climbers from around the world and their helping Sherpa got the climbing permit for this spring season 2017 according to Department of Tourism in Nepal.
He was born in June 1931 in Myagdi district of western Nepal; Sherchan had stood atop the Mt Everest in May 2010 at the age of 80 years. Last week famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck had lost his life in an accident in the Mt Everest region. We feel very sorry to learn this news of sudden demise and we express our deep condolence to his family and well wishers.