Two mountaineers die trying to scale Everest

Nepali men carry the body of Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki onto a helicopter after it was recovered from Mount Everest

Nepali men carry the body of Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki onto a helicopter after it was recovered from Mount Everest

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

Nobukazu Kuriki was found dead at Camp 3, at 7,200 metres above sea level, said Ram Prasad Sapkota, a spokesman for Nepal's Department of Tourism.

The 62-year-old collapsed above Camp Three at 7,200 metres (23,625 feet).

Nobukazu previously climbed to the summit of the highest mountains on six continents.

In 2015, he tried again to scale the peak in the autumn climbing season, just months after devastating quakes killed almost 9,000 people in Nepal and halted expeditions on the mountain.

"Sherpas found his body inside the tent", officials said.

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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.

Officials also confirmed to Reuters that scores of climbers had successfully made it to the top of Everest this month taking the benefit of good weather. "I have not reached my retirement age, and until I retire I will continue to be a guide on Everest", he said.

Kuriki attempted scaling the Everest seven times but was unsuccessful. "I want to make it very carefully".

"Kuriki-san had become a legend in Japan with his Everest attempts and going so far as to lose [nine] fingers to frostbite [in a 2012 attempt]", Arnette wrote.

The other person who died on Mount Everest was Macedonian Gjeorgi Petkov, 63.

He first scaled Everest at age 24, and has made the climb nearly every year since then. Second image: Nobukazu poses with Nepalese flag after speaking engagement.

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