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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

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.

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

Climbers have been stuck in a “ traffic jam ” near the summit of Mount Everest after two climbers died near the summit. Created with Sketch. Jake Meyer: youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest . 1/10 Jake Meyer climbed Everest , aged 21 years and four months.

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.

Latest death marks 10th reported on Mount Everest, amid long wait times to descend

Latest death marks 10th reported on Mount Everest, amid long wait times to descend The world's highest peak has seen heavy traffic this season.

“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 May “Many climbers who moved to the summit without extra supplement oxygen bottles suffered the most. They suffered because of the traffic jam

Four climbers die on Everest in one day - with two caught in ' traffic jam ' of adventurers at the top of A queue of hundreds of climbers formed near to the peak of the mountain Week's toll now stands at nine after American adventurer and Indian guide died

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.

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