Summit fever: Everest’s budget climbing boom puts Indians most at risk

People light candles during a prayer service for those who died on Mount Everest during expeditions as they celebrate Everest Day in Kolkata, May 29, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

KOLKATA/KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Earlier this month Dipankar Ghosh, a 52-year-old Indian photographer, scaled the world’s fifth-highest peak, the snow-capped Mount Makalu. He didn’t make it back down alive. After being separated from the rest of his team in bad weather, he collapsed and died along with Narayan Singh, an officer in the Indian army, according […]

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