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Japanese Climber Dies During 8th Attempt to Reach Top of Mount Everest

A Japanese climber who lost 9 fingertips during a previous climb at Mount Everest was recently found dead in his tent while attempting to reach the summit of the Earth’s tallest mountain above sea level.

The climber, identified as 35-year-old Nobukazu Kuriki, was found dead while sleeping by Sherpas at a camp located at around 7,400 meters (24,278 feet) of the 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) tall mountain, according to Nepal tourism department official Gyanendra Shrestha, Reuters reported.

‘Menstruation Hut’ Ritual Tragically Kills Teen in Nepal

Chhaupadi Kills Teenager

A 19-year-old Nepali woman has died after being bitten by a venomous snake in a shanty designated for menstruating women and girls, according to CNN.

Tulasi Shahi, from western Nepal’s Dailekh district, was exiled to the so-called “menstruation hut” while on her period due to the ancient custom of chhaupadi, which forces anyone menstruating to live separately from the rest of the village. Shahi’s chhaupadi took the form of her uncle’s shed where his cattle lived; it was during this time that she was bitten by a snake “twice, on her head and leg,” the local district mayor Surya Bahadur Shahi told CNN.

85-Year-Old Nepalese Man Dies Trying to Become Oldest Everest Climber Again

A Nepalese man’s bid to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest came to a fatal end while attempting the feat.

Min Bahadur Sherchan, 85, passed away on Saturday at the Everest base camp, according to the Associated Press. In the report, Nepal’s Tourism Department chief Dinesh Bhattarai revealed that the cause of Sherchan’s death was not immediately known. It was speculated, however, that the octogenarian mountaineer may have suffered cardiac arrest, as suggested by a mountaineering official present at the base camp.

Taiwanese Hiker Survives 47 Days Stranded on Mountain in Nepal With Just Water and Salt

A Taiwanese hiker was recently rescued after spending 47 harrowing days stranded on a mountain in Nepal. The 21-year-old man, named Liang Sheng Yueh, was with his 19-year-old girlfriend Liu Chen Chun who died just three days before he was found on Wednesday. Liang reportedly survived on only salt and water.

The couple got lost in a snowstorm while hiking the Ganesh Himal trail, according to The Associated Press (via ABC news). In hopes of getting to a village, the pair apparently followed a river but accidentally fell over a waterfall and landing on a rocky ledge.