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Australian climber falls to his death on Ama Dablam peak in Nepal

Ama-Dablam

An Australian climber has fallen to his death while descending a peak near Mount Everest in eastern Nepal.

Michael Geoffrey Davis, 33, from Newcastle, died on Ama Dablam on Thursday. He was part of a group of 15 who were going down the 6,812-metre Himalayan peak.

He plunged to his death after a huge rock fell and damaged ropes he was using to descend the mountain, the Himalayan Times reported. No one else was hurt.

Davis’s body was airlifted to Kathmandu for a postmortem examination, the managing director of Top Himalaya Guides, Tshering Pande Bhote, told the newspaper.

Credit: The Guardian

Published on 19 November 2018

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