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.

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Yeti
Yeti
13 days ago

Isn’t it weird that in these post-covid times, many professional athletes have problems and even die from “unknown causes”? The problems following the jabs, boosters and all these poisons are so well documented now”! The Greek climber on Dhaulagiri 3 weeks ago, then the Shepa in the Western Cwm 2 weeks ago… A Canadian died on Manaslu last September, the day after I myself summited. I spoke to his team and they said he was fine, drinking tea, and suddenly tipped over and was dead. I had met and chatted with the climber during the rotations and he just seemed… Read more »

Stelios
Stelios
13 days ago
Reply to  Yeti

I am against any mandatory vaccination and I haven’t got the covid vaccine but it is better if we don’t blame the vaccine for everything. Sykaris died from an illness. Before him, 24 climbers had submitted Dhaulagiri. Why did no one die? All were vaccinated.

Regarding the Shepa, yes this could be due to the vaccine. He died suddenly and without any reason.

Jerry Kobalenko
Admin
13 days ago
Reply to  Stelios

The man in this story hurt himself in a fall and died from his injuries.

Tina
Tina
13 days ago
Reply to  Stelios

Obviously you two did not read the article.

Joe
Joe
13 days ago
Reply to  Yeti

Covid effects the lungs. Unless you have knowledge these climbers never had Covid then stop speculating. It’s a new virus and things are being learned every day. Best of luck to all unvaccinated.

Stephen Court
Stephen Court
12 days ago
Reply to  Yeti

Jerry Kobalenko, as administrator of this site, has clearly outlined the climber died of injuries after a fall. Your connection to vaccinations is misplaced and irrelevant – this is not the site to spout your own views on vaccines.

Tina
Tina
13 days ago

He’s finally died? That is a terrible way to put it. SMH

Finding Fifth
Finding Fifth
11 days ago

Very sad news. Sounds like a valiant effort to save his life by those who evacuated him and those in the ICU.