On Thursday, 59-year-old Suzanne Leopoldina, an Indian mountaineer who was attempting to create a record by being the first Asian woman to scale Mt. Everest with a pacemaker, tragically died. The climber died after becoming ill at the base camp of the world’s tallest peak in Nepal.
While attempting to climb Mt. Everest, climbers must be well-prepared, physically fit, and experienced in mountaineering to face these challenges and maximize their chances of success.
Suzanne Leopoldina Determination To Climb The Everest
Suzanne Leopoldina Jesus, while performing acclimatization exercises at the Mt. Everest base camp, faced many difficulties. She was subsequently admitted to a hospital in the town of Lukla in the Solukhumbu district.
Suzanne was asked to abort her attempt to scale Mt Everest. It was due to her inability to keep a consistent pace during the base camp acclimatization exercise and her climbing difficulties. However, she did not listen. Instead, she aimed to climb 8,848.86 meters since she had already made the payment.
Analyzing her decrementing health, she was forcefully evacuated by a helicopter at 5,800 meters.
What Happened With Suzanne Leopoldina Jesus?
Suzanne experienced tremendous difficulties when attempting to reach Crompton Point. The point is located above the Everest base camp, only 250 meters away. Climbers may typically complete this distance in 15 to 20 minutes. However, according to Sherpa’s description, Suzanne faced difficulty during her efforts. She took five hours on the first try, six hours on the second try, and 12 hours on the third try to reach the site during the acclimatization exercise.
However, she was determined to set a new global record by becoming the first Asian lady with a pacemaker to successfully summit Everest.
According to Sherpa, Suzanne’s body was transported to Kathmandu on Thursday afternoon. Her body was brought to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in the Maharajgunj municipality for postmortem. Her family was notified and expected to be in Kathmandu by Friday evening.