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WorldEverest mountaineer warned of overcrowding before dying on climb

17:45  26 may  2019
17:45  26 may  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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.

Kenton Cool, who climbed Everest on 16 May for the 14th time while guiding a client, told the Guardian there At least four more die on Everest amid overcrowding concerns. Latest deaths, including an Irish climber Kami Rita Sherpa reaches summit for 24th time and aims to do it again before retiring.

Kenton Cool, who climbed Everest on 16 May for the 14th time while guiding a client, told the Guardian there British climber latest to die on Everest amid overcrowding . Several climbers have died after enduring long Kami Rita Sherpa reaches summit for 24th time and aims to do it again before retiring.

Everest mountaineer warned of overcrowding before dying on climb© Project Possible/AFP/Getty Images Climbers wait to reach the summit of Everest in this image taken May 22.

A British mountaineer who recently died on Everest warned of overcrowding at the summit in his last post to social media.

Robin Haynes Fisher died of what appeared to be altitude sickness at 8,600 meters (28,215 feet), while descending from the summit on Saturday, May 25.

"I am hopeful to avoid the crowds on summit day and it seems like a number of teams are pushing to summit on the 21st," he wrote in a captioned Instagram post on May 13.

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 narrow window of good weather has created a deadly overcrowding of climbers on Mount Everest . Four further deaths have been reported on Mount Everest amid heightened concern of overcrowding on the world's highest mountain.

Three more climbers have died on Mount Everest , taking the death toll to seven in a week - more than the total for the whole of last year. The three died of exhaustion while descending on Thursday. It comes amid traffic jams near the summit as record numbers make the ascent, despite calls to limit the

"With a single route to the summit, delays caused by overcrowding could prove fatal so I am hopeful my decision to go for the 25th will mean fewer people. Unless of course everyone else plays the same waiting game."

Haynes Fisher is one of nine climbers to have died on Everest in the 2019 climbing season as conditions on the world's highest mountain turned lethal.

During the week beginning May 20, crowds of climbers became stuck in a queue to the summit, above the mountain's highest camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet).

The summit of Mount Everest is 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) high, an elevation at which each breath contains only one-third of the oxygen found at sea level.

Most people can only spend a matter of minutes at the summit without extra oxygen supplies, and the area where the climbers were queuing is known as the "death zone."

Deaths of British, Irish climbers add to Everest toll

Deaths of British, Irish climbers add to Everest toll 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. 

The mountaineer , who was ascending Everest for the sixth time, said he felt hysteria had broken Despite a long-held wish to ascend it once more without oxygen, he would not climb Everest again. Mountaineer Leanna Shuttleworth passed the bodies of dead and dying people on her ascent to the

Three more climbers have died on Mount Everest , taking the death toll to seven in a week – more The number of people climbing Everest in 2019 could exceed last year’s record of 807 people Mountaineer Nirmal Purja’s photo of queues at Mount Everest has attracted attention around the

Mountain guide Adrian Ballinger told CNN that difficult weather conditions during this season led to overcrowding as summit attempts were restricted to a small number of days, and problems were exacerbated by a lack of experience among some climbing teams.

Ballinger said people officially die from exhaustion, but what that usually means is they run out of oxygen supplies after spending too long at extremely high altitudes.

"These deaths were entirely preventable," he said. "And they were due to this lack of judgment on a difficult season with difficult weather."

In 2018 high-altitude medical expert Sundeep Dhillon explained to CNN that perhaps the biggest danger is when climbers treat the summit as the journey's end point.

According to Dhillon's estimates, "you've probably got a one in 10 chance of dying on the way down."

"People are perfectly capable of exerting themselves beyond their capabilities whilst underestimating the demands that those extreme altitudes place on you," he said.

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.

Mountaineering experts have warned that potentially dangerous levels of overcrowding are expected on Mount Everest this weekend. The warning comes after four climbers died last weekend as "traffic jams" clogged up the world's tallest peak.

Climbers have expressed concerns of overcrowding on the world's highest mountain after photo (above) A small window of good weather before the end of the short April and May climbing season has Officials say between five and 10 climbers die on Mount Everest in an average climbing year.

"They forget they're in the Death Zone."

Nepali climbing guide Dhruba Bista fell ill on the mountain and was transported by helicopter to the base camp, where he died Friday.

And Irish climber Kevin Hynes, 56, died Friday morning on the Tibetan side of Everest in his tent at 7,000 meters (22,966 feet).

Two died Wednesday after descending from the summit: Indian climber Anjali Kulkarni, 55, and American climber Donald Lynn Cash, 55.

Kalpana Das, 49, and Nihal Bagwan, 27, both from India, also died on Everest this week. Both died Thursday on their return from the summit.

Ravi, a 28-year-old Indian climber who goes by one name, died the previous week on May 17.

Last week, a search for Irish climber Seamus Lawless, 39, was called off, after the Trinity College Dublin professor fell while descending from the peak, according to the Press Assocation.

Lawless is missing, presumed dead.

The death toll for Everest's 2019 climbing season is not unusual for the mountain. In 2018, five climbers died, while six died in both 2017 and 2016.

More than 200 mountaineers have died on the peak since 1922, when the first climbers' deaths on Everest were recorded. The majority of bodies are believed to have remained buried under glaciers or snow.

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