One dead, four missing after scaling Mt. Everest

Last Updated: Mon, May 21, 2012 10:30 hrs

A German doctor has died and four other mountaineers have gone missing while descending from Mt. Everest, according to a Nepalese official.

Ang Tshering of Asian Trekking in Kathmandu confirmed the death of 61-year-old German doctor Eberhard Schaaf on Saturday.

Schaaf had died due to high-altitude cerebral edema, the Daily Express reports.

Kamal Shrestha of Nepal's Mountaineering Department said that a Nepal-born Canadian national identified as Shriya Shah has also gone missing.

Shrestha said that he only knew that a Korean, a Chinese and a Nepali Sherpa guide had gone missing, and could not provide further details.

May is the busiest month for climbing the 29,035-foot high Mt. Everest. (ANI)

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