>> Nepali Sherpas have found four climbers dead in their tents on Mount Everest. Officials announcing Wednesday, bringing the death toll on the worlds highest mountain to ten in the past month. The identities and the nationalities of the climbers are unknown for now, as none of the mountain expedition groups has reported missing members.
Suggesting the four dead climbers may have climbed solo without much support. Reuters Special Correspondent, Sanjeev Miglani.>> It was a perfect, quite windy and quite cold on Everest on Tuesday. How do you die and stay inside a tent?. Seems to be in a good habit of using stoves to sort of heat the tent, basic stuff.
And it might have gone, got suffocated because of carbon monoxide. While there have also been successful climbs, there are people dying also this year at a rate higher than previous years.>> For the past seven to eight years, the average number of deaths has been about seven. For this month, the number is already at ten.
The Sherpa's overnight discovery came as they were retrieving the body of a Slovakian climber who died over the weekend. Despite the risks, more and more people want to climb Mt Everest. The numbers rising every year, Nepal issuing 371 permits this season, up 30% from the year before. Each climbing permit costs $11,000, generating millions in revenue for the cash strapped country.
Mount Everest climbing season is set to close at the end of May.