Queensland man dies descending Mount Everest, reports

A Queensland man has reportedly died while descending Mount Everest in Tibet.

The 54-year-old, understood to be from Mackay, died while climbing down the mountain on Sunday.

According to The Himalayan Times, the man began suffering altitude sickness at around 8000m.


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“The climber breathed his last at an altitude of 7500m on the Tibetan side when he was descending to lower camps after suffering from altitude sickness at around 8000m on the mountain,” officials at the Tibet Mountaineering Association told The Himalayan.

There are no further details available at this time.