A FRENCH mountain climber has died in Nepal due to altitude sickness. Yannick Claude Sylvain Gagneret, 39, was climbing the 8481-metre-tall Mount Makalu in Sankhuwasabha district in northeastern Nepal when he died at its Camp One on Friday.
On Tuesday, two Russian climbers died in the Everest region due to altitude sickness. Meanwhile, a Slovakian tourist has been missing in the Everest region since April 21. Tamas Princzkel, 28, a Hungarian-speaking Slovakian citizen went missing in Dingboche, where he was travelling alone.