Robin Haynes Fisher died in the "death zone" known for low levels of oxygen on the descent from the summit of the world's tallest mountain, officials say.
Fluorescent tents, discarded climbing equipment, empty gas canisters and even human excrement litter the well-trodden route to the summit of the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) peak.
"For the first time, an #IndianArmy Mountaineering Expedition Team has sited (sic) Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast 'Yeti'," it said in a tweet, not explaining how a mythical beast could leave footprints.
"Lethal weather" forces Spanish mountaineer Alex Txikon to call off Everest climb in winter without tanked oxygen as Russian-Polish climber Denis Urubko abandons lone attempt to summit Pakistan's K2.
An expedition would be made next year to find whether the massive 2015 earthquake altered the height of the world's highest peak.
Three climbers died on Sunday as bad weather and high winds continue to hamper attempts to scale the world's highest mountain this season.
Ueli Steck, 40, died after falling to the foot of Mount Nuptse, a smaller peak ahead of a bid to climb Everest through the less-climbed West Ridge route, expedition organisers and officials say.
Junko Tabei continued mountaineering into her later years and worked in campaigns to promote the protection of mountain environments.
Everest has taken the lives of many climbers over the years. 2016 has seen six deaths, blamed mostly on commercialisation and poor regulation.
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