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WorldLawyer from Colorado is 11th person to die on Mount Everest

02:15  28 may  2019
02:15  28 may  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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WATCH Lawyer becomes second American to die on Mount Everest this week. All 11 deaths in 2019 occurred during peak climbing season. Officials have issued 367 permits to foreigners and another 14 to Nepalese mountaineers to climb Everest this year, according to a government liaison officer at

Colorado Lawyer Dies While Descending Mount Everest in Traffic Jam.

Lawyer from Colorado is 11th person to die on Mount Everest© Project Possible/AFP/Getty Images This handout photo taken on May 22, 2019 and released by climber Nirmal Purja's Project Possible expedition shows heavy traffic of mountain climbers lining up to stand at the summit of Mount Everest. A Colorado man has become the eleventh person to die climbing Mount Everest this year.

Chris Kulish, 62, of Boulder, died Monday while descending from the highest summit in the world, his family confirmed in a statement. The circumstances surrounding his death were not clear.

A record number of climbers have summited Mount Everest in April and May, the peak climbing months. Last week, there were reports of massive crowding, especially near Hillary Step, where climbers had to walk single file.

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A Colorado man has become the eleventh person to die climbing Mount Everest this year. Chris Kulish, 62, of Boulder, died Monday while descending from the highest summit in the world, his family confirmed in a statement.

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Kulish, a lawyer and member of the "7 Summit Club," climbed Everest with a small group in "near ideal weather," according to his family. He died after returning to the camp below the peak.

"He saw his last sunrise from the highest peak on Earth," the family said.

Kulish was "an inveterate climber of peaks in Colorado, the West and the world," his family said, adding that he "passed away doing what he loved."

Lawyer from Colorado is 11th person to die on Mount Everest© Courtesy Kulish family An undated photo of Chris Kulish at Mount Everest.

The tenth person to die this year was 41-year-old British climber Robin Haynes Fisher, officials said.

The death of another climber, 55-year-old Donald Lynn Cash of Utah, who fainted shortly after reaching the Everest peak due to altitude sickness, was reported last week. Cash had conquered the Seven Summits -- the tallest mountains on each continent, guide company Pioneer Adventure said on its website.

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.

Mount Everest holds the impressive title of ‘tallest mountain in the world,’ but many people don’t know about its other, more gruesome title — the world’s George Mallory’s body was found 75 years after his 1924 death after an unusually warm spring. Mallory had attempted to be the first person to climb.

Chris Kulish, a Colorado lawyer celebrating his 62nd birthday on Mount Everest , died after his descent from the mountain top. His death, the 2nd in just 10

Lawyer from Colorado is 11th person to die on Mount Everest© Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images Mount Everest is seen in the Everest region, some 140 km northeast of Kathmandu, May 27, 2019.

This year has been the deadliest for climbers on Mount Everest since 2012, when 10 climbers died. All 11 deaths in 2019 occurred during peak climbing season.

Officials have issued 367 permits to foreigners and another 14 to Nepalese mountaineers to climb Everest this year, according to a government liaison officer at base camp.

There have only five days when conditions were safe enough to summit, Alan Arnette, a mountaineering expert who runs a Mount Everest blog, told ABC News. Some climbers spent up to 20 hours above 8,000 meters due to a combination of exhaustion and wait times, Arnette said. The average time is between 10 and 12 hours, he said.

ABC News' Edit Honan and Clayton Sandell contributed to this report.

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