The death toll of those attempting to summit and descend Mount Everest this week has risen to 10.

Officials say in the latest incident – a British man died on the freezing cold mountain.

44-year old Robin Haynes Fisher reportedly fell ill while descending from the summit.

Nepal is facing criticism for issuing a record 381 permits this year, at nearly R160 000 each.

There have been reports of overcrowding and queuing climbers near the summit.

South African mountain climber Saray Khumalo was the first African black woman to summit the world’s highest mountain almost two weeks ago.

She’s urged South Africans to take on such challenges and test their limits.