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US NewsAmerican Climber Becomes Latest To Die On Everest's Nepali Side This Year

10:30  28 may  2019
10:30  28 may  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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An American climber died while descending Mount Everest on Monday, bringing this year ’ s death toll on the mountain’ s Nepali side to at least nine amid concerns of overcrowding on the summit. A Nepalese official said Monday morning that 61- year -old Christopher John Kulish ascended the more

American Climber Becomes Latest To Die On Everest ’ s Nepali Side This Year . Elif. 28 Mayıs 2019. An American climber died while descending Mount Everest on Monday, bringing this year ’s death toll on the mountain’ s Nepali side to at least nine amid concerns of overcrowding on the summit.

American Climber Becomes Latest To Die On Everest's Nepali Side This Year © UK everest

An American climber died while descending Mount Everest on Monday, bringing this year’s death toll on the mountain’s Nepali side to at least nine amid concerns of overcrowding on the summit.

A Nepalese official said Monday morning that 61-year-old Christopher John Kulish ascended the more than 29,000-foot peak by taking its Southeast Ridge route, but died suddenly while coming down, Reuters reported.

The cause of death remains unknown.

Related: 'It was like a zoo': Death on an overcrowded Everest (New York Times)

On Saturday, 44-year-old British climber Robin Haynes Fisher died in the mountain’s “death zone,” an area infamous for its low oxygen levels due to its altitude.

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The American climber Don Cash died on Wednesday after being delayed in a bottleneck of climbers during his descent. Overcrowding and safety have been a growing cause for concern in recent years , not least since the emergence of cut-price Nepali trekking companies that offer Everest packages for

Nepali scales Everest record 24 times: with one more to go. An American climber died while descending Mount Everest on Monday, bringing this year ’ s death toll on the mountain’ s Nepali side to at least nine amid concerns of overcrowding on the summit.

“He was descending with his sherpa guides from the summit when he suddenly fainted,” Murari Sharma, an employee of the Everest Parivar Treks expedition company that organised Fisher’s trip, said of the climber.

An Instagram post flagged by CNN shows that on May 19, days before his death, Fisher wrote that he was “hopeful to avoid the crowds on summit day and it seems like a number of teams are pushing to summit on the 21st.”

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Overcrowding has become a major problem on Everest as climbers jump at the chance to make the trek when weather conditions are optimal.

An image captured on Wednesday by mountaineer Nirmal Purja gained international attention as it showed a massive line of people waiting to reach Everest’s summit.

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An American climber died while descending Mount Everest on Monday, bringing this year ’ s death toll on the mountain’ s Nepali side to at least On Saturday, 44- year -old British climber Robin Haynes Fisher died in the mountain’ s “death zone,” an area infamous for its low oxygen levels due to its altitude.

“I have climbed Everest so many times, but this spring’ s traffic jam was the worst,” said Tshering Jangbu Sherpa, a guide who summited Everest on Expedition organizers say the number of Everest hopefuls from the Nepal side has increased in recent years after China set a limit on climbers from

According to The New York Times, veteran mountaineers and industry experts are sounding the alarm on the number of people on the peak, particularly those who are inexperienced.

Critics have argued the Nepalese government’s desire to cash in on the frenzy has led it to hand out more permits than the mountain can handle, making the journey especially risky.

Last week, Agence France-Presse reported that a record-breaking 381 permits had been issued for the 2019 spring climbing season, each costing $11,000. The influx prompted fears of traffic jams if bad weather cuts down on climbing days.

Traffic jams are just one of the problems facing climbers on Everest.
Traffic jams are just one of the problems facing climbers on Everest

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