Climber Rajib Bhattacharya’s Body Recovered


Kolkata: The dead body of Veteran climber Rajib Bhattacharya, who died while while descending from Mount Dhaulagiri in Nepal on Thursday has been found by Sherpas.

His mortal remains currently in Camp 2 will be brought to Camp 3 today.

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Rajib Bhattacharya, 43, died in Camp IV after he complained of snow blindness (temporary eye damage caused by snow reflecting UV light), Migma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks that arranged the expedition told reporters.

His body is still lying in the camp and due to treacherous terrain, it is going to very difficult to bring it down, he added.

Bhattacharya, a resident of Joypurbil in West Bengal’s Howrah district, had climbed Mount Everest in 2011 and Mount Kanchenjunga in 2013.

Dhaulagiri, which stands at 8,167m, is the seventh highest peak in the world.

On the other hand, A mountaineer from West Bengal, Subhash Pal, has died during an expedition to Mount Everest. Two other mountaineers – Goutam Ghosh and Paresh Nath – are still untraceable and feared dead.