Everest: British man among latest mountain deaths

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25th May, 2019 03:09:56 printer

Everest: British man among latest mountain deaths

 

Officials say a British man died on Saturday on Mount Everest - bringing to 10 the total death toll this season on the world's largest peak.

The number has already eclipsed the total for 2018 as the summit became overcrowded with queuing climbers.

The British man reportedly fell ill while descending from the summit. Another, from Ireland, died on Friday.

Nepal is facing scrutiny for issuing a record 381 permits, at $11,000 (£8,600) each, for this year's Spring season.

This week a photograph showing tailbacks at the summit has been shared widely on social media.


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