GUWAHATI, April 28 � Journalist Pranay Bordoloi of Assam, who is part of an expedition to Mount Everest, is safe after his team suffered a setback at high altitude. A team member of the expedition, Ramesh Gunave died after suffering from High Altitude Sickness, according to an associate of Bordoloi.
Gunave had to be evacuated to Kathmandu, and thereafter airlifted to Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, where he passed away yesterday. One of the sherpas of the team died on April 22 after he fell into a crevasse in the Khumbhu glacier.
Today around 3 pm, Bordoloi spoke to an associate in Guwahati and mentioned that he was suffering from some bronchial problems. He and some of his team members who had earlier set up Camp 1, 2, and 3 on the route, would be resting at the base camp at an altitude of 5,380�m for some time before the team leader decides on the individuals who would make the final ascent.
If things go as planned, the team will reach the summit before May 15. After that, the weather normally turns foul and the climbing season comes to a close.