More details on the death of Abdul Waraich after climbing Mount Everest

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Puwei Liu, 55, from the US, and Abdul Waraich, 41, (pictured) from Switzerland, collapsed while descending the slopes of the mountain on Wednesday, hiking company officials said on Thursday

Two climbers, an American and a Swiss, die from exhaustion in first fatalities on Everest this year | Daily Mail Online

  • Puwei Liu 55, from the US, and Swiss Abdul Waraich, 41, died Wednesday
  • They collapsed while descending the slopes of Everest, hiking officials said
  • Waraich, who was on his way down after reaching summit, died of exhaustion 
  • Liu could not reach the summit due to snow blindness and exhaustion – he was helped down to a camp where he died

By RACHAEL BUNYAN FOR MAILONLINE and AFP and REUTERS

PUBLISHED: 11:33 BST, 13 May 2021 

An American and a Swiss climber have died from exhaustion on Mount Everest, the first fatalities on the world’s highest peak this season, expedition organizers in Nepal said today. 

Puwei Liu, 55, from the US, and Abdul Waraich, 41, from Switzerland, collapsed while descending the slopes of the mountain on Wednesday, hiking company officials said on Thursday.  

‘Additional sherpas were sent with supplies and oxygen but unfortunately they could not save them,’ said Thaneshwar Guragai, a manager of the expedition organizer, Seven Summit Treks in Nepal. 

Mr Waraich, who was on his way down after reaching the 29,029 feet (8,848 metres) summit, died near the south summit, according to Chhang Dawa Sherpa, another official of the company.  

Puwei Liu, 55, from the US, and Abdul Waraich, 41, (pictured) from Switzerland, collapsed while descending the slopes of the mountain on Wednesday, hiking company officials said on Thursday.

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In this aerial photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the Mount Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, base camp is seen on May 25, 2020. China will draw a ‘separation line’ atop Mount Everest to prevent the coronavirus from being spread by climbers ascending from Nepal’s side of the mountain
In this aerial photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the Mount Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, base camp is seen on May 25, 2020. China will draw a ‘separation line’ atop Mount Everest to prevent the coronavirus from being spread by climbers ascending from Nepal’s side of the mountain

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