Record Everest climber returns, already planning next trip

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He said he will continue to climb other peaks and plans to attempt Mount Everest again next year.

In 2015, he tried again to scale the peak in the autumn climbing season, just months after devastating quakes killed almost 9,000 people in Nepal and halted expeditions on the mountain.

A Macedonian climber died Sunday while making a final push for the summit of Mount Everest, the latest fatality of the current spring climbing season in the Nepali Himalayas. He further added, "Sherpas found his body inside the tent".

A filming crew and four high altitude workers joined Kuriki as he attempted to climb the world's highest mountain solo from the West Ridge route without supplemental oxygen, the Times reported.

The bodies were retrieved from the mountain on Monday and were flown by helicopters to Kathmandu, where they were expected to have autopsies.

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Tika Ram Gurung of Bochi-Bochi Trek in Kathmandu, which organized Kuriki's expedition, said Kuriki was descending from 7,400 meters when he slipped and died. "It is a huge loss to the mountaineering world".

Tourism department official Gyanendra Shrestha said, "Sherpas found his body inside the tent", However, details of the incident wasn't known because of poor communication. He lost most of his fingers due to frostbite during an attempt in 2012. "Now, I feel the pain and difficulty in this Mountain and I'm up and up".

Kuriki scaled the highest peaks of 6 continents.

Kuriki had made seven unsuccessful attempts to scale Everest.

He is the second climber to die on Everest this weekend.

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