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Boulder lawyer dies on descent from summit of Mount Everest

Peak hold-up The queue to ascend the summit of Everest last week Peak hold-up The queue to ascend the summit of Everest last week
Patty Aguilar | 27 May, 2019, 22:39

Seven people have died over the past week, while climbing down the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest.

British man Robert Haynes Fisher, 44, died on Saturday after falling ill and collapsing while descending the summit and there are concerns that overcrowding is to blame.

Canadian documentary filmmaker Elia Saikaly posted an Instagram post last week on top of the Mount Everest summit describing the trek to the top as "completely insane".

An American climber, Austrian climber and two Indian climbers are also reported to have died.

Lawless is missing, presumed dead.

Nepal has issued permits to 379 climbers on Mount Everest in the season, which ends this month.

The death toll for Everest's 2019 climbing season is not unusual for the mountain.

Although final numbers are yet to be released with the season set to wrap up this week, this could take the total past last year's record of 807 people reaching the summit.

"He achieved so much in his short life, climbing Mont Blanc, Aconcagua and Everest", a statement from his family said.

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The China Daily reports the stranded climber was experiencing critical health problems at an altitude of 7500 metres when he was discovered on Wednesday by a four-person mountaineering crew returning from fix work.

A USA mountaineer has died attempting to descend from the peak of the world's tallest mountain.

Each foreign climber pays $11,000 for the permit to climb Everest, which is an important source of revenue for the impoverished country. Of the trash that is now stacked up at the Nepal Army Base in Namche, 4 tons have already be taken down to Lukla and on to Kathmandu to be recycled by the group, Blue Waste to Value.

Bhagwan spent two days each at two intermediary points on the climb, said Paudel, though he should have spent only one at each place.

One of the Indians who died on the Nepal side, 27-year-old Nihal Bagwan, had to wait for more than 12 hours and died on his way back from the summit.

There are also fears another person may have died in the queue of people.

Mount Everest is Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal of the Himalayas.

"The mountain is for every human being", said Purja, the climber attempting to summit 14 of the world's highest peaks.

About 5,000 people have scaled the Everest summit so far and about 300 have died on its slopes.

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