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WorldDeaths of British, Irish climbers add to Everest toll

12:35  25 may  2019
12:35  25 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

First Everest death of 2019, Irishman missing

First Everest death of 2019, Irishman missing 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. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); 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.

Mount Everest , at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft), is the world's highest mountain and a particularly desirable peak for mountaineers, but climbing it can be hazardous.

A second Irish climber has died while climbing Mount Everest in little over a week. The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed it was aware of reports of the death of an Irish citizen on the A spokesperson for the department added it was standing ready to provide consular assistance.

Deaths of British, Irish climbers add to Everest toll© Phunjo LAMA Nepal issued a record 381 permits for mainly foreign climbers, costing $11,000 each, for the spring climbing season

The deaths of an Irish and a British climber on Mount Everest took the toll from a deadly week on the world's highest peak to 10, expedition organisers said Saturday.

British climber Robin Fisher, 44, reached the summit Saturday morning but collapsed when he had got just 150 metres back down the slope.

"Our guides tried to help but he died soon after," Murari Sharma of Everest Parivar Expedition told AFP.

On the northern Tibet side of the mountain, a 56-year-old Irish man died Friday morning, his expedition organisers confirmed in a statement on their Facebook page.

Two die after Mount Everest traffic jam of climbers

Two die after Mount Everest traffic jam of climbers American Donald Cash, 54, collapsed due to high altitude sickness while at

A second Irish climber has died while climbing Mount Everest in little over a week. A spokesperson for the department added it was standing ready to provide consular assistance. Image caption The deaths of two Irish climbers come amid an increase in the total number of deaths on the mountain.

Week's toll now stands at eight after American adventurer and Indian guide also died from the harsh A traffic jam of hundreds of climbers in the Everest ' death zone' has been blamed for two of four The four latest deaths take the toll from a deadly week on the overcrowded peak to eight, include two

The man decided to return without reaching the summit but died in his tent at the North Col pass at 7,000 metres (22,965 feet).

Four climbers from India and one each from the United States, Austria and Nepal have already died on Everest in the past week. Another Irish mountaineer is missing presumed dead after he slipped and fell close to the summit.

A traffic jam of climbers in the Everest "death zone" has been blamed for at least four of the deaths, heightening concerns that the drive for profits is trumping safety.

Nepal issued a record 381 permits for mainly foreign climbers, costing $11,000 each, for the spring climbing season.

Each climber with a permit is assisted by at least one sherpa, adding to the summit logjam.

With the short window of suitable weather due to close soon, bottlenecks of scores of climbers wanting to achieve the ultimate mountaineering accolade have built up each day.

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.

Irish dad Kevin Hynes, 56, became the latest victim early yesterday. AFP or licensors. This week’s toll is more than the total for last year. It comes after a photo showed a “jam” of climbers Adventurer Ben Fogle, who scaled Everest last year, yesterday led calls to limit climbing permits which cost £8

Mount Everest deaths : Body of 5th climber located. By Phurba Sherpa and Sugam Pokharel, CNN. British Army soldiers and mountaineers John "Brummie" Stokes and Michael "Bronco" Lane above the icefall at the entrance to the West Col (or western pass) of Mount Everest during their successful

An estimated 600 people had reached the summit via the Nepal side by Friday, a government official said, based on information from expedition organisers.

At least 140 others have been granted permits to scale Everest from the northern flank in Tibet, according to operators. This could take the total past last year's record of 807 people reaching the summit.

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

Eight other climbers have died on other 8,000-metre-plus Himalayan peaks this season, while two are missing.

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