Mt. Everest death toll rises to 11

World Tuesday 28/May/2019 15:49 PM
By: Times News Service
Mt. Everest death toll rises to 11

Kathmandu: A man from Colorado died shortly after reaching the top of Mt Everest, becoming the second American and 11th person overall to die on the mountain this season.

Local media in the states identified him as Chris Kulish, 62, of Boulder in northern Colorado.

He died while descending from the highest peak in the world, his family confirmed in a statement. The cause of his death was not yet clear.

"He saw his last sunrise from the highest peak on Earth. At that instant, he became a member of the '7 Summit Club,' having scaled the highest peak on each continent," his brother, Mark Kulish of Denver, said in a statement.

Another American, 55-year-old Donald Cash, died last week while making his way down the mountain, minutes after reaching the top of the legendary mountain.

This year has been the deadliest for climbers of Mt Everest since 2012, according to media reports. The climbing season for the world's highest point is April and May, and all of the 11 deaths have occurred within this period.