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13:05  17 may  2019
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Utah man dies descending Mount Everest

Utah man dies descending Mount Everest An American mountaineer died Wednesday while descending from the summit of Mount Everest, according to the Nepalese company leading the expedition. Donald Lynn Cash, 55 of Sandy, Utah, fainted due to high altitude sickness after reaching Everest's summit, according to Pioneer Adventure Pvt. The expedition company said its guides tried to give Cash aid while bringing him down the mountain. "Our supporting Sherpa Guides did immediate massage, CPR and raised his oxygen pressure to keep him alive," the company said in a news release.

List of Mount Everest death statistics is a list of statistics about death on Mount Everest . For a list of mountaineer deaths on Mount Everest , see List of people who died climbing Mount Everest . Examples of known cases. Pemba Sherpa, April 25, 2015, 19. Ang Chuldim, August 31, 1982, 20.

The following deaths of notable individuals occurred in 2019 . Names are reported under the date of death , in alphabetical order by surname or pseudonym.

First Everest death of 2019, Irishman missing© Sarah LAI Late April to the end of May is the peak climbing season for Mount Everest (centre R) and many Himalayan mountains

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 Indian soldier meanwhile died on nearby Mount Makalu, two days after two other Indians died on Mount Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest peak, with one Chilean missing.

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Irishman reported missing while descending Mount Everest . Updated / Thursday, 16 May 2019 19:29. It is understood the 39-year-old fell while descending the Local media are reporting that he went missing at an altitude of 8,300 metres, in an area known as the balcony near the summit of Everest .

Mount Everest , at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft), is the world's highest mountain and a particularly desirable peak for mountaineers. More than 296 people have died trying to climb it.

Ravi Thakar, 28, was found dead inside his tent at Everest Camp 4 at 7,920 metres (26,000 feet) on Friday morning as his team was resting after a successful summit.

"Efforts are underway to bring his body back," Mingma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks told AFP.

A day earlier his team lost an Irish member, Seamus Lawless, 39, when he slipped from below the "balcony" area at around 8,300 metres.

Sherpa said that guides have intensified their search for him.

The two were part of an eight-member team that included Saray Khumalo, who became the first black African woman to summit Everest.

The Indian soldier, 35, from the Indian Army's expedition to Mount Makalu died at around 8,200 metres as he was returning from the summit.

The team was in the news last month after tweeting a picture of "yeti" footprints, sparking ridicule and jokes online.

Three More Die on Mount Everest During Crowded Climbing Season

Three More Die on Mount Everest During Crowded Climbing Season KATHMANDU, Nepal — Three more people died Thursday on Mount Everest, as crowds of climbers added to the dangers of attempting to scale the world’s highest peak. The three died just days after a widely circulated photo showed a long line of climbers extending along a narrow ridge, waiting to reach the 29,029-foot summit and its expansive view of the Himalayas. Two others died on Mount Everest earlier this week. Expedition operators said the crowding was a result of a record number of permits issued by Nepal and a period of clear weather, which led several groups to push for the summit at once.

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Three climbers have died and two are missing on Everest , underlining the risks involved as mountaineers return to the world’s highest peak after two seasons marked by disasters. First , a 35-year-old Dutch man , Eric Arnold, died as a result of altitude sickness on his way down from the peak.

Another Indian climber also went missing on Mount Makalu on Thursday night as the team the 52-year-old was with was descending.

"The weather was not good and he probably lagged behind. A search team this morning could not find him, but we will keep looking," Sherpa said.

Many Himalayan mountains -- including Everest -- are at peak climbing season, with the window of good weather between late April and the end of May.

The death toll is already mounting, however.

In addition to two deaths on Kanchenjunga, last week Peruvian climber Richard Hidalgo died on Makalu, the world's fifth-highest summit.

A Malaysian died in April after being rescued from Annapurna, where he spent two nights in the open near the summit.

Hundreds of climbers flock each year to Nepal -- home to eight of the world's 14 highest peaks -- creating a lucrative mountaineering industry for the impoverished country.

Last year five people died on Everest alone.

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

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