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AustraliaAustralian climber recovering in Nepalese hospital after being rescued on Mount Everest

13:40  27 may  2019
13:40  27 may  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

First Everest death of 2019, Irishman missing

First Everest death of 2019, Irishman missing Mount Everest claimed Friday its first fatality of the main spring climbing season, an Indian man, while an Irish mountaineer was also missing, expedition organisers in Nepal said. 

An Australian man is recovering in a Kathmandu hospital after he was discovered unconscious on the Tibetan side of Mount Everest .

Aussie climber rescued from Mount Everest identified The Australian climber recovering in a Kathmandu hospital after being rescued high up on the northern

An Australian man is recovering in a Nepalese hospital after he was discovered unconscious on Mount Everest.

Chinese media reported an Australian climber was found by Tibetan rescuers on the northern slopes of Mount Everest on Wednesday, at an altitude of 7,500 metres.

Australian climber recovering in Nepalese hospital after being rescued on Mount Everest© Supplied The Australian was found on the northern slope of Mount Everest. Everest's Camp 3 is located at 7,200m, while Camp 4 is at 7,950m.

The man was reported to be in a critical condition, but has since stabilised.

In a statement provided to the ABC, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was "ready to provide consular assistance to an Australian man hospitalised in Kathmandu".

'Traffic jam' on Everest as two more climbers die reaching summit

'Traffic jam' on Everest as two more climbers die reaching summit A huge queue of climbers has formed near the summit of Mount Everest as expedition organisers Thursday reported two more deaths on the world's highest mountain. 

A record 381 climbers had been permitted to scale the summit from the Nepalese side. About 130 others were tackling Everest from the mountain ’s He was taken to a hospital in Kathmandu where his condition has since improved. Australia ’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is providing

A Norwegian climber has been rescued by sherpas after suffering snow blindness, a painful loss of vision after overexposure to UV rays. The toll from the quake surpassed 2014, which had previously been the deadliest year on record after icefall killed 16 Nepalese guides and cut the climbing

A record number of climbers have died or gone missing on Mount Everest since the beginning of the season, with stunning images emerging of a human traffic jam on the southern Nepalese side of the mountain.

Canadian documentary filmmaker Elia Saikaly posted an Instagram post last week on top of the Mount Everest summit describing the trek to the top as "completely insane".

"I cannot believe what I saw up there. Death. Carnage. Chaos. Line-ups. Dead bodies on the route and in tents at camp 4. People who I tried to turn back who ended up dying. People being dragged down. Walking over bodies," he wrote in the post.

Australian climber recovering in Nepalese hospital after being rescued on Mount Everest© Supplied The man was found by Tibetan rescuers on Wednesday. "Everything you read in the sensational headlines all played out on our summit night."

Nepal denies Everest overcrowding caused deaths

Nepal denies Everest overcrowding caused deaths The department of tourism said other factors such as weather conditions were involved.

Australian man recovering after being found unconscious on Everest . An Australian man has been rescued from the north face of Mount Everest after he was found A picture by climber Nirmal Purja shows heavy traffic of mountain climbers lining up to stand at the summit of Mount Everest .

An Australian climber has been rescued by Tibetan alpine specialists after being found unconscious on Mount Everest . The team assisted the climber 's descent to a base camp along with 10 locals. He was transported down the mountain by yak and taken to a hospital in Nepal where his condition

Blogger Alan Arnette, who writes about the climbs, deaths, and conditions on Mount Everest each season, wrote last week would go down "as one of the best and worst in Everest history".

Australian climber recovering in Nepalese hospital after being rescued on Mount Everest
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"Over 500 people summited but it was not without cost, 10 people died, many of which were avoidable in my view," he wrote.

He said he believed there were four reasons for the amount of deaths on Everest this season: too few summit windows; too many people; too many inexperienced climbers; and inadequate support for climbers.

American mountaineer Jake Norton, who was part of the search group that found George Mallory's body on Everest in 1999 and has summitted the mountain multiple times, said he is surprised more fatalities don't occur on the Nepalese side of Everest.

"This sounds crass, but I'm surprised more people didn't die; when you get situations like that it's such a pressure cooker of danger," he said.

"People have got a limited supply of oxygen so the more time you wait, generally you're going to turn down your oxygen to conserve it, that makes your body not able to run nearly as well, so you get colder, people's brains get fuzzier, decision-making gets a little bit weaker.

"Everest has become such a money game there's so much money in it for individual outfitters, governments.

"Nobody really wants to police it and enforce the need to have companies up here who are hiring the right people, doing things the right way."

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