Australian Man Plunges To Death While Climbing In The Himalayas

An Australian climber has fallen to his death while descending a peak near Mount Everest in eastern Nepal.

Newcastle man Michael Geoffrey Davis, 33, died on Ama Dablam on Thursday while part of a group of 15 that was going down the 6812m Himalayan peak.

He plunged to his death after a huge rock fell and damaged ropes he was using to descend the mountain, the Himalayan Times reported. No one else was hurt.

Michael Davis, 33, appeared to be an avid adventurer, with photos on his Facebook page showing multiple climbing and skiing expeditions. Photo: Facebook.

An aerial rescue operation was carried out and Davis's body was airlifted to Kathmandu for a post-mortem, Top Himalaya Guides managing director Tshering Pande Bhote told the newspaper.

Family members are expected to arrive within days to collect his body.

Lead photo: Facebook.