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Greek mountaineer Antonis Sykaris dies on Himalayan mission

Sykaris was renowned for conquering the world's toughest peaks

Kathimerini Greece Newsroom

A Greek mountaineer renowned for conquering some of the world’s toughest peaks died during a mission on the Himalayas in Nepal, his team announced in a post on Facebook on Tuesday.

Antonis Sykaris, 60, is said to have died from a combination of physical and mental exhaustion and oxygen deprivation during the climb down from the summit of Dhaulagiri, the world’s seventh-largest mountain.

The incident reportedly occurred at an altitude of 7,400 meters at 4 a.m. Nepalese time, his team said in the post.

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