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WorldLawyer from Colorado is 11th person to die on Mount Everest

01:20  28 may  2019
01:20  28 may  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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Lawyer becomes second American to die on Mount Everest this week. All 11 deaths in 2019 occurred during peak climbing season. Officials have issued 367 permits to foreigners and another 14 to Nepalese mountaineers to climb Everest this year, according to a government liaison officer at base

Colorado Lawyer Dies While Descending Mount Everest in Traffic Jam. For the 11 th time this spring season, Mount Everest has tragically claimed a climber’s life. On Monday, Nepalese officials confirmed that Christopher John Kulish of Colorado had died while descending the 29,035-foot

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A Colorado man has become the eleventh person to die climbing Mount Everest this year.

Chris Kulish, 62, of Boulder, died Monday while descending from the highest summit in the world, his family confirmed in a statement. The circumstances surrounding his death were not clear.

(MORE: 10th death in 2 months reported on Mount Everest amid long wait times to descend)

A record number of climbers have summited Mount Everest in April and May, the peak climbing months. Last week, there were reports of massive crowding, especially near Hillary Step, where climbers had to walk single file.

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For the 11 th time this spring season, Mount Everest has tragically claimed a climber’s life. On Monday, Nepalese officials confirmed that Christopher John Mira Acharya, a Nepal tourism department official, told the outlet that Kulish was on his way down from the summit when he died suddenly at South Col

A video posted recently showed what is now a common sight at the world's tallest mountain : a queue of climbers attempting to summit Mount Everest . Tendi Sherpa filmed the clip on Hillary Step which is a near vertical rock formation below the summit.

Kulish, a lawyer and member of the "7 Summit Club," climbed Everest with a small group in "near ideal weather," according to his family. He died after returning to the camp below the peak.

"He saw his last sunrise from the highest peak on Earth," the family said.

Lawyer from Colorado is 11th person to die on Mount Everest
Lawyer from Colorado is 11th person to die on Mount Everest
Lawyer from Colorado is 11th person to die on Mount Everest

Kulish was "an inveterate climber of peaks in Colorado, the West and the world," his family said, adding that he "passed away doing what he loved."

‘It Was Like a Zoo:’ Death on an Unruly, Overcrowded Everest

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Chris Kulish, a Colorado lawyer celebrating his 62nd birthday on Mount Everest , died after his descent from the mountain top. His death, the 2nd in just 10

Budget 'adventure tourism' firms who cut costs on tour guides and safety equipment are blamed after Colorado lawyer becomes 11 th person to Budget 'adventure tourism' firms are being blamed for a rise in deaths of climbers on Mount Everest after 11 people perished scaling the mountain in 10 days.

The tenth person to die this year was 41-year-old British climber Robin Haynes Fisher, officials said.

The death of another climber, 55-year-old Donald Lynn Cash of Utah, who fainted shortly after reaching the Everest peak due to altitude sickness, was reported last week. Cash had conquered the Seven Summits – the tallest mountains on each continent, guide company Pioneer Adventure said on its website.

This year has been the deadliest for climbers on Mount Everest since 2012, when 10 climbers died. All 11 deaths in 2019 occurred during peak climbing season.

Officials have issued 367 permits to foreigners and another 14 to Nepalese mountaineers to climb Everest this year, according to a government liaison officer at base camp.

There have only five days when conditions were safe enough to summit, Alan Arnette, a mountaineering expert who runs a Mount Everest blog, told ABC News. Some climbers spent up to 20 hours above 8,000 meters due to a combination of exhaustion and wait times, Arnette said. The average time is between 10 and 12 hours, he said.

ABC News' Edit Honan and Clayton Sandell contributed to this report.

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