33-year-old Chinese tourist falls to his death while climbing Mt Kenya

A Chinese national over the weekend fell to his death while climbing Mt Kenya

SUMMARY

  • A 33-year-old Chinese national over the weekend fell to his death while climbing Mt Kenya.
  • Kenya Wildlife Officials are in the process of retrieving the body but have said that the process could take several days.

A Chinese national over the weekend fell to his death while climbing Mt Kenya, the second highest in Africa, the Kenya Wildlife Service has said.

Fang Wenchao, 33, from Hong Kong had scaled to Batian Peak – 5199 metres- and was climbing down accompanied by climbing guide David Muigai when he slipped and fell down a 60 metre cliff to his death.

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The accident happened on September 22 near Shipton’s Notch.

“They had already reached the summit and they were climbing down. The accident happened at around 3pm when he slipped down a cliff,” the report by KWS mountain rescue team said.

After the accident, the body was recovered by Muigai who secured it and managed to climb down to Shipton camp before alerting authorities.

Kenya Wildlife Officials are in the process of retrieving the body but have said that the process could take several days.

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