Greek alpinist Antonios Sykaris dies after scaling Mt Dhaulagiri in Nepal


In the first Himalayan casualty of the year in Nepal, Greek alpinist Antonios Sykaris has died on Dhaulagiri on Tuesday, The Himalayan Times has reported.

According to his expedition organiser, Sykaris fell ill during the descent at an altitude of around 7,400m.

The Greek alpinist along with his guide, Dawa Sherpa, scaled the 8,167 metre mountain on Monday.

Greek alpinist Antonios Sykaris.

Sykaris’ lifeless body is currently at camp III on the mountain, where Sherpa is waiting for help to bring his body down.

Sykaris had 32 years of mountaineering and climbing experience and had been on over 66 mountaineering expeditions around the world.

Source: The Himalayan Times




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