Noel Hanna Wiki – Noel Hanna Biography
Noel Hanna, 56, a well-known Northern Irish climber who had climbed Everest ten times died on one of the world’s most perilous mountains.
According to Kathmandu-based Seven Peak Treks, Noel Hanna, 56, died on his way back from Annapurna’s 8,091m peak on Monday.
Thaneswar Guragai of the firm stated his body had been transported down the mountain and taken to the capital. It is unknown how he died, however, his buddy Pat Falvy informed Ireland’s RTE that he died at base camp after descending from the top. “I got a text from my people in Kathmandu… saying Noel had died,” Mr. Falvy explained.
Noel Hanna was 56 years old.
Famous climber perishes on a peak in Nepal, Tributes
Noel Hanna was also the first person from the island of Ireland to climb and descend K2, the world’s second-highest mountain. Only a few hundred people have ever survived the notoriously lethal mountain. His other accomplishments include climbing the tallest mountain on all seven continents and becoming the first humans to ascend the Burke Khang peak on the Nepal-Tibet border with three Sherpas.
He and his wife Lynne lived in Dromore, Co Down, a little town about 12 miles southwest of Belfast. In 2016, the two ascended Everest together. Mr. Hanna was described as “such a great man and one of Northern Ireland’s finest mountaineers” by Mourne Mountain Adventures.
Antrim DUP Assembly Member “So sorry to hear of the death of Noel Hanna from Northern Ireland, who had just become the first Irish climber to summit Annapurna,” Paul Frew tweeted. “Noel was a true legend, having climbed K2, Manaslu, and Everest ten times!” At this difficult time, my thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
According to mountainiq.com, the mountain he died on, Annapurna, had a summit-to-death rate of 27.2% up to 2018, making it the world’s most dangerous mountain over 8,000 meters. Everest’s rate was reported to be 3.29%.