Deceased Climber Identified

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Date: June 18, 2017
Contact: Maureen Gualtieri, 907.733.9103

TALKEETNA, Alaska – The mountaineer who died at 17,500 feet on Denali’s West Buttress route on June 16 is identified as Sanjay Pandit, age 28, of Kathmandu, Nepal.  Pandit was descending the mountain with two teammates when he succumbed to an unknown medical illness.  
 
The climber’s remains will be recovered from the 17,200-foot high camp when the cloudy and windy weather conditions improve.
 
 

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Last updated: June 18, 2017

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