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WorldTwo die after Mount Everest traffic jam of climbers

08:06  24 may  2019
08:06  24 may  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

Two Indian climbers die on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

Two Indian climbers die on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal Two Indian climbers died near the summit of Mount Kanchenjunga during an expedition on the world’s third highest mountain in Nepal, their hiking company said on Thursday. The climbers were identified as Biplab Baidya, 48, and 46-year-old Kuntal Kanrar, who died overnight at an altitude of about 8,000 meters (26,246 feet). Pasang Sherpa of the Peak Promotion hiking company said Baidya, who climbed the 8,586 meter (28,169 feet) Kanchenjunga main summit on Wednesday, died due to altitude sickness on the way down. Kanrar died while trying to climb the peak, he said. Both were from the eastern Indian city of Kolkata.

Climbers have been stuck in a “ traffic jam ” near the summit of Mount Everest after two climbers died near the summit. Over 200 mountaineers were climbing the world’s highest mountain from Nepal and China, but had to line up on their way for more than two hours, the Himalayan Times

Kathmandu: A huge queue of climbers has formed near the summit of Mount Everest as expedition organisers on Thursday reported two more deaths on the world's highest mountain . More than 200 climbers were taking advantage of clear weather on Wednesday to attempt to summit from both

Two die after Mount Everest traffic jam of climbers© Tashi Sherpa/AP mount-everest-2016-ap-16143283077668.jpg

Two people died on Mount Everest on Wednesday after good weather caused a traffic jam of climbers at the final summit. Nepal-based Pioneer Adventures, which led the tour that one of the climbers was on, said on their website that they had to wait two hours with him to bring him down the mountain.

American Donald Cash, 54, collapsed due to high altitude sickness after reaching the seventh summit, the tour company said. Three supporting sherpas tried to revive him, and he was able to communicate but he could not stand or walk properly. The sherpas then tried to drag him to Camp 4, but around Hillary Step (28,839 feet), he collapsed again and could not be revived.

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.

A traffic jam of hundreds of mountaineers queueing to reach the summit of Everest has been blamed for the deaths of two hopefuls who died after a lengthy wait at high altitude. More than 200 climbers reached the top of the world's highest peak on Wednesday

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 More than 200 climbers were taking advantage of clear weather on Wednesday to attempt to summit from both Nepal and China, but teams had to

His daughter Danielle Cook posted on Facebook that he "at the peak of Mount Everest accomplishing his dream of summiting the 7 summits," the Associated Press reported.

An Indian woman also died while descending from the top peak.

"She had to wait for a long time to reach the summit and descend," Thupden Sherpa of tour organizers Arun Treks told the Mumbai Mirror. "She couldn't move down on her own and died as Sherpa guides brought her down."

The large number of climbers was due to the good weather.

Two other climbers are believed to have died last week: An Indian man was found dead inside his tent and an Irish man is also missing, expedition organizers in Nepal said.

Mount Everest deaths "not yet" prompting rule changes in Nepal.
More climbing permits were issued by the government this season than ever, contributing to traffic jams cited by climbing veterans as a cause in 11 deaths

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