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Cheruiyot Kirui: Kenyan Banker Attempting to Climb Mt Everest Without Oxygen Goes Missing

Cheruiyot Kirui
Cheruiyot Kirui and his Sherpa guide went missing at Bishop Rock, located at an altitude of 8,000 metres. Photo: Cheruiyot Kirui Facebook.

Kenyan mountaineer Cheruiyot Kirui has been reported missing on Mount Everest.

Kirui wanted to climb the mountain without supplemental oxygen.

The Kenyan and his guide Nawang Sherpa were last seen at Bishop Rock, just meters from the summit.

Officers from Seven Summit Treks (SST), a mountaineering company in Kathmandu, Nepal confirmed the incident.

It’s not known if Kirui was using oxygen before his disappearance.

According to Explorersweb, Nawang Sherpa told Base Camp that his client was behaving abnormally.

The two then went out of contact.

The two lost contact at an altitude of 8,000 metres.

Kirui is a banker working with KCB and has been documenting his preparation to climb Everest without supplemental oxygen.

Rescue teams are searching for Kirui and his guide and hope to find them.

Earlier, two mountaineers fell and went missing near Hillary’s step on Mt Everest.

According to a report at the base camp, Daniel Paul Peterson from the UK and Pas Tenji Sherpa from Makalu fell.

When a section of the route in the Hillary section below the summit point collapsed.

The search for the missing climbers is ongoing.

A Romanian climber was confirmed dead on Mt Everest.

According to Mohan Lamsal, Managing Director at Makalu Adventure, Gabriel Tabara was found dead inside his tent.

First Kenyan to climb Mt Everest

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world reaching an altitude of 29,032 feet above sea level.

Situated right at the border of Nepal and Tibet at the crest of the Great Himalayas, it is considered the toughest mountain to climb.

This is because the summit reaches around the altitude of jet airliners and the oxygen level there is very low.

On Thursday 12th May 2022, Kenyan James Kagambi broke the record by becoming the first Kenyan to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Kagambi did this after a 40-day journey.