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2 Russians Die From Altitude Sickness in Nepal

Published: May 2, 2014 (Issue # 1808)



  • Two Russian climbers died this week after suffering from altitude sickness while climbing in Nepal.
    Photo: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra / Flickr

Two Russian men have died while climbing in the Himalayas after suffering from the effects of altitude sickness, a news report said.

The first man, identified as 47-year-old Viktor Igolkin, passed away Tuesday at a camp on the Ama Dablam Mountain in Nepal, a local official said, The Himalayan Times reported Wednesday.

A second man, 63-year-old Pavel Ivanovsky, passed away Wednesday at the same camp, located 4,900 meters above sea level.

Reduced air pressure and lower oxygen levels at high altitudes are a common threat to climbers, causing headaches, dizziness and, in the most severe cases, death.

The two bodies have been sent to the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, where doctors will carry out an autopsy to confirm the exact cause of death, Lenta.ru reported.

The deaths come just a few weeks after an avalanche killed 16 people on nearby Mount Everest in the single largest loss of life ever recorded on the mountain.





 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Sunday, Dec. 21


The Zenit St. Petersburg basketball team returns to the northern capital this evening for a matchup with Krasny Oktyabr, a Volgograd-based basketball club. Tickets for the game, which tips off at 6 p.m. this evening, can be purchased on the club’s website or at their arena, Sibur Arena, on Krestovsky island.


Satisfy your sugar cravings during Sweet New Year, an ongoing seasonal festival at the Raduga shopping center. Each weekend of December will welcome hungry visitors to taste hundreds of different kinds of desserts. Workshops are open to visitors and seasonal gifts can also be purchased for those rushing to finish their New Year shopping.



Monday, Dec. 22


Pick out the latest fashions as holiday gifts for loved ones or as early presents for yourself during the Christmas Design Sale at Kraft on Obvodny Kanal, starting on Dec. 20 and continuing through Dec. 27. Designer clothes will be on sale every day of the week or you can buy something more festive to decorate the home while sipping on hot coffee and perusing the various master classes.



Tuesday, Dec. 23


Meet Arctic explorers Fedor Konukhov and Viktor Simonov during SPIBA’s and Capital Legal Service’s event “Arctic Expedition” this morning in the Mertens House business center at 21 Nevsky Prospekt. The meeting will discuss the explorers’ ongoing eco-social project and how companies can use the project as a unique marketing opportunity. Email office@spiba.ru by Dec. 22 if you wish to attend.



Wednesday, Dec. 24


The Anglican Church of St. Petersburg we will be holding a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. led by Rev Wm. Shepley Curtis of the Episcopal Church. The service will be held at the Swedish Church at 1/3 Malaya Konyushennaya Ulitsa.



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