How did Anurakta Shrestha die

Nepal

KATHMANDU: He was dubbed the "snow leopard": the Nepalese record climber Ang Rita Sherpa died at the age of 72. This was announced by Nepal's mountaineering association NMA. Sherpa was valued as one of the best mountain guides. He received two entries in the Guinness Book of Records - one for climbing Mount Everest ten times without oxygen bottles in the 80s and 90s and one for climbing Everest for the first time without artificial oxygen in 1987.

Sherpa had been in poor health since a cerebral hemorrhage in 2017. Despite his fame and his records, he had financial problems throughout his life, another talented mountain guide, Kami Rita Sherpa, told the Kathmandu Post newspaper. Kami Rita Sherpa climbed the highest mountain on earth even more often - but with artificial oxygen.

The Nepalese journalist Narayan Wagle told the newspaper about the now deceased mountain guide: "He spoke quietly and usually didn't say much," his death was a great loss for the mountaineering community.

An ascent without artificial oxygen is more difficult because the air is thinner at high altitudes and you have to breathe faster. The body loses heat more quickly and works more slowly. Hypothermia and exhaustion can lead to altitude sickness. An ascent in winter makes the whole thing even more difficult, because at an altitude of more than 8000 meters it gets cold down to minus 50 degrees and can blow extremely strong wind.

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