Australian climber rescued on Everest

An Australian climber has been rescued by Tibetan alpine specialists after being found unconscious on the northern slopes of Mount Everest.

The man was experiencing health problems at an altitude of 7500 metres when he was discovered on Wednesday by a four-person mountaineering crew returning from repair work, The China Daily reported.

The team used a riding yak to help move the climber to a base camp.

He was then taken to a hospital in Kathmandu where his condition has since improved.

Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is providing consular assistance to the man.

Hundreds of climbers from around the world gather each year in the spring to try to scale Mount Everest.

© AAP 2019