Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed in a mountaineering accident on Mount Everest in Nepal after slipping and falling 3,000 ft, severing his body into bits and pieces expedition organisers have said.
Mingma Sherpa of the Seven Summit Treks says Steck was killed near Camp II of Everest on Sunday morning.
Other mountaineers have claimed he died after slipping and falling 3,280 ft down the mountain, severing his body into bits and pieces on the rough terrain, according to The Himalyan Times.
His body parts have been recovered from Nuptse Face and was taken to Lukla, where the only airport in the Mount Everest area is located.
Ang Tsering Sherpa, head of the Nepal Mountaineering Association said: ‘Today morning, he had an accident on the Nuptse wall and died. It seems he slipped.’
Dinesh Bhattarai, director general at the Department of Tourism said: ‘He skidded off about 1,000 metres from [Everest] camp two early morning on Sunday. Other climbers ascending Everest saw him and asked for his rescue.’
Culled from Mail Online