Horribly tragic news is coming in that Swiss climber, Ueli Steck, 41, has died on Nuptse near Camp 1 off the Western Cwm. I have received 100% confirmation from multiple sources at Everest. I am told his wife has been notified. His body was recovered and is now on transport to Kathmandu. Durga Dutta Dhakal DoT Director confirmed the incident and saying his body was now at Lukla
The Himalayan Times posted the news as well.
I was first told by Larry Daugherty climbing with Adventure Ascents, a subsidiary of 7 Summits Treks:
Body found at the base of West Nuptse, climber apparently fell alone and unprotected. Initially it was suspected to be Ueli based on clothing and apparently his acclimatization plan..then they confirmed with my team 10 minutes later it was in fact him.