French Climber Dies on Ama Dablam

After the death of Mingma Wangdi Sherpa a few weeks ago, a second fatality has now occurred on 6,812m Ama Dablam, reported a few hours ago by The Himalayan Times.

French climber Jean-Marc Morschel died this morning at Camp 3, according to Rishi Bhandari, Managing Director of Satori Adventures.

Morschel, 61, summited yesterday with his guide and started to descend. After reaching Camp 3 late on Thursday evening, Morschel started to have health issues. However, no detailed information is available yet on exactly what happened to him.

A rescue helicopter flew to Camp 3 this morning to evacuate the Morschel. But according to Bhandari, “When the chopper landed at Camp 3, the climber collapsed immediately after he left the tent.”

Kris Annapurna

KrisAnnapurna is a writer with ExplorersWeb.

Kris has been writing about history and tales in alpinism, news, mountaineering, and news updates in the Himalaya, Karakoram, etc., for the past year with ExplorersWeb. Prior to that, Kris worked as a real estate agent, interpreter, and translator in criminal law. Now based in Madrid, Spain, she was born and raised in Hungary.