Want to reach the summit of Everest? Just wait your turn

Want to reach the summit of Everest? Just wait your turn

Want to reach the summit of Everest? Just wait your turn

The most recent deaths include Indian climber Anjali Kulkarni, 55, who died on her way back from climbing to the summit.

Relatives of a Utah climber say he died on Mount Everest as part of his challenge to climb the highest mountains on the planet's seven continents.

The Himalayan Times quoted a local government official, Meera Acharya, as saying Das - who also reached the summit - had died while descending the mountain.

"His accompanying Sherpa Guides tried to wake him up, but he breathed his last", the statement reads.

The situation led Ben Fogle, the TV adventurer who climbed the mountain a year ago and is the United Nations patron of the wilderness, to say: "Nepal and Tibet/China need to limit the number of climbers with a London Marathon-style lottery for climbing permits".

Kulkarni's expedition organiser, Arun Treks, said heavy traffic at the summit had delayed her descent and caused the tragedy.

A member of a Swiss team died at 8,600 m (28,215 ft) on the Tibetan side of the mountain on Thursday, according to Everest blogger Alan Arnette, who cited a Swiss operator, Kobler & Partner.

The three victims were said to have died from exhaustion while descending from the summit.

Earlier this week, American Donald Lynn Cash, from Utah, died after developing severe respiratory symptoms from the high altitude.

Yet the summit of the world's highest peak has been experiencing severe traffic, with adventurers enduring hour-long queues to reach the summit.

Crowding near the summit of Mount Everest has yet again led to climber deaths.

Gyanendra Shrestha also said that numerous climbers were returning after ascending the peak.

More than 200 climbers were taking advantage of clear weather to attempt to summit from both Nepal and China, but teams had to line up for hours to reach the top - risking frostbite and altitude sickness. The human body is also rapidly deteriorating at that altitude, meaning most people can spend only a matter of minutes at the top, without extra oxygen supplies, before it becomes intolerable.

Ghosh, 52, a resident of Kolkata, had past year successfully ascended Mount Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world on the China-Nepal border, 20 kilometres west of Mount Everest.

While there has been a notable increase in the number of people attempting to climb Everest, it remains extremely risky.

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