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Missing Kenyan Mountaineer Cheruiyot Kirui found dead

Kirui's body was discovered a few meters below the summit point of Mt Everest.

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The body of missing Kenyan Mountaineer Cheruiyot Kirui has been found a few meters below the summit point of Mt Everest.

Kirui, who was attempting to reach the summit without supplementary oxygen, was accompanied by a Nepali climber Nawang Sherpa, whose whereabouts remain unknown.

“With profound sadness, we share the news of Kenyan mountaineer Cheruiyot Kirui’s passing on Mt Everest. His body was found a few meters below the summit point of Mt Everest,” Everest Today stated on X platform.

“His indomitable will and passion for mountaineering will forever be an inspiration. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends during this time of sorrow. Rest in peace, Cheruiyot.”

A search operation is underway to find the Nepali guide who has been missing since Tuesday morning after an ice fall collapsed as they descended from Everest’s peak.

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