Tragedy as two climbers die on Everest

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Kuriki's previous climbs were in the autumn season as he prefers to climb in winter, alone and with minimal gear.

Kuriki, 35, died in the morning near Camp II of the mountain located at an altitude of 6,400 meters, Gyanendra Shrestha, a tourism ministry official, said from the mountain's Base Camp.

Reuters reported that it was Kuriki's eighth attempt at climbing the mountain.

Officials said his body was found in his tent at about 24,000 feet.

"We have carried down Kuriki's body to Base Camp and are waiting for officials' clearance to send the body by helicopter to Kathmandu", he told Kyodo News.

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Some 340 foreign climbers and their Sherpa guides are attempting to scale Everest this month and many succeeded in the past week during good weather.

Queenslander Azar, 21, from Toowoomba, made history as the youngest woman - and the youngest Australian - to ever make it to the world's highest summit (8848m) twice, when she scaled the summit on Saturday.

"I am here at 7,400 meters now", Kuriki wrote in one of his final posts on Facebook, The Himalayan Times reported. In 2012, he lost nine fingertips to frostbite trying to climb the world's tallest mountain. "I have not reached my retirement age, and until I retire I will continue to be a guide on Everest", he said.

Kuriki was a known mountaineer who climbed many mountains and made several attempts on Everest. According to officials, he died at the weekend climbing Everest.

The climber's body was flown to Kathmandu for an autopsy, according to Sapkota.

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