Irish mountaineer Noel Hanna dies in Nepal’s Annapurna


April 18, 2023 | 2:48 p.m

A well-known Northern Irish mountaineer died this week whereas descending the tenth highest peak on this planet.

Noel Hanna, 56, died in a single day in Camp 4 after summiting Annapurna, the 26,545-foot peak in north-central Nepal, on Monday, RTÉ reported.

Whereas the reason for Hana’s demise was not revealed, Mingma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks informed the outlet that his physique had already been taken to Kathmandu.

Over the course of his climbing profession, Hanna has climbed Mount Everest 10 instances, ascending the best peaks on all seven continents, CBS Information stated.

In 2006, he capped his climb to the summit of Mount Everest with a two-week bike journey from base camp to the coast of japanese India.

In line with the BBC, in 2018 he turned the primary Irish individual to efficiently attain and descend the second highest mountain on this planet, K2.

Hana, 56, died this week in Nepal.

Nonetheless, Annapurna is taken into account notably perilous attributable to its avalanche-prone circumstances. The achieved climber, 28-year-old Jeet Kore, was rescued from the mountain on Tuesday after falling ailing whereas descending. The Guardian reported.

One other climber, Anurag Malu, fell into crevasses on Monday and has but to be recovered.

Talking to BBC Information Night Further, Hanna’s sister, Erin Hunter, stated her brother “liked the sight and he simply liked individuals”.

Annapurna is the tenth highest peak on this planet.
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Hanna climbed the best peaks on all seven continents.
Instagram / Noel Hanna

Hunter added that he “didn’t actually say a lot” in regards to the risks he confronted through the climb as a result of he “didn’t wish to fear us all.”

“[He was] “Legend,” she stated.

Hanna was additionally praised by Northern Irish politician Geoffrey Donaldson.

Hanna is survived by his spouse and sister.
Instagram / Noel Hanna

“It was an honor to fulfill Noel and listen to about his mountaineering exploits, together with his conquest of Everest,” he informed RTÉ.

“Our ideas and prayers are together with his household and fellow mountaineers at this unhappy time.”

Along with his sister and associates, Hanna is survived by his spouse, Lynn, who can also be a revered mountaineer.

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