Legendary climber Ang Rita's son dies in Everest bid
KATHMANDU, April 19: Karsang Namgyal Sherpa , the son of renowned Everest climber Ang Rita Sherpa, died while attempting to scale the world’s tallest peak on Thursday.
Karsang collapsed at Everest base camp on Wednesday, AFP reported quoting trek co-ordinator Dambar Parajuli. "He was active a few minutes before his death. But at 2:30 pm (0815 GMT) he entered his tent and informed the other sherpas about his problems," the news agency quoted Parajuli as saying, adding that the probable cause of death was altitude sickness.
The report said Karsang was in a team of 11 climbers, including three Iranians and a German, who had set off on the expedition from Kathmandu on April 10.
Karsang, 40, was the elder of two mountaineering sons of Ang Rita, a 10-time Everest summiteers also known as the "Snow Leopard". He is due to be cremated on Friday.