KATHMANDU:- An Austrian climber has been found dead in the Himalayas after attempting a solo ascent of a peak in Nepal’s Everest region, officials said Friday, the first death since new laws were introduced banning lone climbs. The 41-year-old climber is believed to have died in late December after falling from a ridge on his way to the 6,119 metre (20,075 feet) summit of Mount Lobuche’s eastern peak, which neighbours Mount Everest. “He left his guide at high camp and his plan was to climb to the summit alone.