Image of Wu Wenhong, 40, by ExWeb contributors in China.
Everest claims another life - Chinese Wu Wenhong lost on the north side

Posted: May 19, 2009 04:02 pm EDT
( Wu Wenhong, from eastern Jiangsu Province, died on Everest this morning at around 4 am Xinhua reported, quoting CTMA.

The mountaineer reportedly summitted as part of a large Chinese group at around 10 am yesterday, but died on descent at around 8,750 meters of altitude exhaustion in spite of his team mates' efforts to administer oxygen and first aid.

The north side of Everest was also summited by a team of Japanese climbers yesterday, check previous story posted at