As the return of cloud and frozen hurricane-force winds seal off Mount Everest for another year, questions are being asked about how to police the world’s highest peak after the deadliest climbing season in years.
A US climber has died after descending from Mount Everest, officials said on Tuesday, taking this season’s toll to 11 including several deaths blamed on overcrowding on the world’s highest mountain.
The first black African woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest has returned to South Africa to a hero’s welcome. South African, Saray Khumalo arrived at O.R Tambo International airport in Johannesburg on Monday morning.
The death toll of those attempting to summit and descend Mount Everest this week has risen to 10.
A British climber too weak to descend from Mount Everest died on Saturday, officials said, the eighth climber to die on the world’s tallest mountain and the 18th in Nepal’s Himalayas during the current climbing season.