Australian uni lecturer has died climbing Everest
A 34-year-old Melbourne woman has died after climbing to the summit of Mount Everest.
Dr Maria Strydom, who also goes by Marisa, was a finance lecturer at Monash University, and fell ill from altitude sickness while descending from the summit.
Her mother-in-law told the ABC that Dr Strydom's husband, Rob Gropel, was with her when she died, and he has since been brought down to Camp 2 where he will then travel to Kathmandu.
Dr Strydom was on her way down from Camp 4 to Camp 3 when she became sick, Pasang Phurba Sherpa, a board director at Seven Summit Treks, said.
"After reaching the summit yesterday she said she was feeling very weak and suffering from a loss of energy … signs of altitude sickness," Sherpa said on Sunday.
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