Climber Noel Hanna, Everest veteran, dies on Nepal’s Annapurna

  • Noel Hanna, a renowned Irish mountain climber and adventure, died Monday after scaling Mount Annapurna in Nepal.
  • In other incidents on the same mountain, two Indian climbers were rescued and the search continues for another.
  • The spring season brings more climbers to Nepal, but recent snow and rain has worsened conditions.

Noel Hanna, a famed Irish mountaineer who had climbed Mount Everest 10 times, has died on the descent from the challenging Annapurna mountain range.

Hanna, 56, died overnight in his camp in west Nepal after scaling Mount Annapurna, or Annapurna 1, the world’s 10th tallest mountain and the tallest peak in the range at 26,545 feet, officials said.

A married former bodyguard, Hannah had scaled the summit of Annapurna last Wednesday, The Irish Times reported.

His body has been brought down and flown to Kathmandu from the Annapurna base camp, the expedition agency Seven Summit Treks told AFP, according to CBS News.

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