A member of the Russian team, Seven Summits Club has died at Camp 1 of assumed altitude sickness on Everest while completing their acclimatization rotations. He was helped to descend to C2 where he died. Pavel Kostrikin,55, according to the Himalayan Database, had attempted Everest in 2013 and 2016 turning back both times citing exhaustion. His body has already been airlifted back to Kathmandu and returned to his family. source source
My condolences to his family, friends, and teammates.
This makes the fourth death this season on the Himalayan 800ers:
- Seven Summits Club, Everest May 8: Pavel Kostrikin died at Camp 2 on Everest from AMS
- Pioneer Adventures, Kangchenjunga May 6: Narayan Iyer51-year-old Indian, dies from “exhaustion”
- Seven Summits Treks, Dhaulagiri, April 11: Greek climber Antonis Sykaris is reported to have died near C3 from “exhaustion” after summiting.
- IMG, Everest, April 14: Nima Tenji Sherpa died in the Khumbu Icefall from unknown reasons, no fall, avalanche, or known illness. He was carrying loads to Camp 1.
Memories are Everything
The Podcast on alanarnette.com
You can listen to #everest2022 podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, Anchor, and more. Just search for “alan arnette” on your favorite podcast platform.
If you dream of climbing mountains but are not sure how to start or reach your next level, from a Colorado 14er to Rainier, Everest, or even K2, we can help. Summit Coach is a consulting service that helps aspiring climbers throughout the world achieve their goals through a personalized set of consulting services based on Alan Arnette’s 25 years of high altitude mountain experience, including summits of Everest, K2, and Manaslu, and 30 years as a business executive.
May they rest in peace.