Body of Everest climber brought to helicopter site
Shriya Shah-Klorfine of Toronto is shown in a Facebook picture from Everest's base camp, May 12, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Monday, May 28, 2012 10:57AM EDT
TORONTO - The body of a Canadian woman who died while returning from the summit of Mount Everest is one step closer to being evacuated from the mountain.
A spokesman from Utmost Adventure Trekking says a team of climbers managed to bring Shriya Shah-Klorfine's remains down within helicopter rescue range earlier today.
Bad weather has grounded all helicopters, however, and Shah-Klorfine's body will not be flown off the peak until Tuesday afternoon.
Shah-Klorfine was among four climbers who died while trying to scale Mount Everest on May 19.
They died under what's being described as overcrowded conditions in the mountain's so-called death zone in the final stretch of the climb.
The 34-year-old from Toronto had previously stated that climbing Everest was a long-held dream.