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WorldVeteran climber on "especially bad year" on Mount Everest

19:55  29 may  2019
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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.

Veteran climber on " especially bad year " on Mount Everest . Jim Davidson spoke with "CBS This Morning" about the dangers on Mount Everest and why this year has been so deadly.

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Veteran climber on "especially bad year" on Mount Everest© Rizza Alee / AP Nepal Crowded Everest

Dangerous and even deadly overcrowding is plaguing Mount Everest. The death toll on the world's highest mountain has climbed to 11 already this year — the most since 2015. Jim Davidson, a veteran high-altitude mountain climber and expedition leader who has twice reached the peak of Everest, sat down with "CBS This Morning" to talk about what it's like to scale the world's tallest mountain and explain the factors that have led to the rising death toll.

"It's been an especially bad year," Davidson said Wednesday. "We've had some bad weather, so the days that people could go to the summit got all compressed. It was a bigger crowd than average and maybe some people weren't fully trained. You stack all of those together and it turns out to be a really bad factor."

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Another factor leading to overcrowding is the way the government of Nepal issues permits for climbers. This year, 381 permits have been issued for 44 teams. "The government does issue permits, but there seems to be no limit to the number of permits that are issued," Davidson said. "I think that they should restrict it some, especially based on experience. It's hard to set an exact number, but if you keep letting more people come it's going to get worse every year."

It is $11,000 to get a permit card and then there is the additional cost with time and equipment. Davidson estimates the total cost is closer to $45,000.

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. 

Official figures are yet to be confirmed for last year , but there were at least 60 fire deaths in the state – the highest it's been since 64 died in 2002. This includes the tragic blaze a few days before the end of the year , when two grandparents and their two grandsons died in a house fire in Hibbing.

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"It takes a lot of your personal time to get ready, and it's tough on the family too," he said.

Recently released pictures have shown long lines of climbers waiting to reach the summit, biding their time in an area of extreme conditions and low oxygen known as the "death zone."

Veteran climber on "especially bad year" on Mount Everest© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. In this photo made on May 22, 2019, a long queue of mountain climbers line a path on Mount Everest. About half a dozen climbers died on Everest last week most while descending from the congested summit during only a few windows of good weather each May.

"We're up in the 'death zone' at 26,000 feet, so even on bottled oxygen, you're slowly dying," Davidson recounted. "You can feel your energy draining out of your legs and out of your core, and you get disassociated in your mind. It gets very difficult to be up there, just to exist."

"When we pass each other, one of us has to unclip from the line in order to get by each other," he said. "Trying to cooperate, but you don't speak the same language, you're wearing a mask, it's difficult to talk, so there's constant exposure to danger."

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