Mount Everest death toll increases to 11: Another mountaineer has died after summiting Mount Everest, bringing the death toll for the 2019 climbing season to 11 people, a Nepal government official confirmed on Tuesday. American lawyer Christopher John Kulish, 62, died on Monday after reaching the top of Everest on the Nepalese side of the mountain in the morning, Meera Acharya, the Director of Nepal’s Tourism Department told CNN. While descending, he was strong and safely reached the South Col (situated at an altitude of 25,918 feet) late Monday evening before he suddenly died, she said.
- The 11 people who have died during this year’s Mt. everest summit include 4 Indians
- Overcrowding at Mt. everest has led to most of the deaths during this climbing season
- The climbing season, which began on May 14, will come to an end on Friday
Everest Climber Died After “His Last Sunrise From Highest Peak On Earth”
Three more climbers have died on Everest, trek organisers, as well as officials, said on Friday, that has now take the toll from a deadly week on the overloaded world’s highest peak to seven. Mira Acharya, who is the spokeswoman for Nepal’s Tourism Department, told to a news agency that “Two more Indian climbers have died on Everest yesterday”. On the other hand the expedition organisers also confirmed the third fatality. Kalpana Das, who was 52 year old, reached the peak but then died on Thursday afternoon while moving downward to comeback, as a massive number of climbers line up near the top of Mount Everest.
US climber dies on descent, death toll on Everest reaches 11
Christopher John Kulish, 61, suffered a heart stroke after scaling the Mount Everest when he had safely come to the South Col.
An additional Indian climber, 27-year-old Nihal Bagwan, also died on his way back from the peak.
Keshav Paudel of Peak Promotion said, “He was stuck in the traffic for more than 12 hours and was exhausted. Sherpa guides carried him down to Camp 4 but he breathed his last there.”
Also, an Austrian climber died on the northern Tibet side of the mountain, his organiser of expedition said.
Another 65 year old died close to the summit on his coming back.
On Wednesday an Indian as well as an American climber died on the mountain. Talking about the last week, an Indian climber also died and an Irish mountaineer is alleged dead after he tripped and fell close to the peak.
Mountaineering in Nepal has turn out to be a profitable business since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made the first climb of Everest in the year 1953.
The Himalayan country has also issued a record 381 authorisations estimating $11,000 respectively for this year’s spring climbing season, generating bottlenecks en route to the peak after poor weather cut down the number of climbing days.
Maximum Everest hopefuls are accompanied by a Nepali guide, denoting more than 750 climbers were probable to walk the same path to the top in the present season.
There are at least 140 others who have been approved permits to scale Everest from the northern verge in Tibet, as per to the expedition operators. This may possibly take the total previous last year’s record of 807 people getting to the peak.
A lot of Himalayan mountains comprising Everest, right now are at the peak climbing season, with the opening of good weather in the middle of late April and the end of May.
At seven additional climbers have passed away on further 8,000-metre Himalayan peaks this season, whereas two others are missing.
The number of people climbing Everest in the year 2019 may possibly go beyond last year’s record of 807 people reaching the summit. The increasing numbers of people climbing and dying on Everest has headed for calls for permits to be limited.