Everest: Injured Local Guide Dies in Hospital

Dipak Mahat, a local climber working with High Five Adventures who took a fall near Camp 2 on Monday, has finally died in the hospital in Kathmandu.

Mahat was airlifted on Tuesday morning and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at HAMS hospital in Nepal’s capital. Details are scarce but, according to The Himalayan Times, doctors said that he was bleeding excessively. In the end, he couldn’t make it.

Mahat, 32, was on his first Everest experience. He was supporting Narbin Magar of the High Five Adventures team, locally outfitted by Pioneer Adventures.

Angela Benavides

Angela Benavides graduated university in journalism and specializes in high-altitude mountaineering and expedition news. She has been writing about climbing and mountaineering, adventure and outdoor sports for 20+ years.

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