A Colorado patent legal representative passed away Monday while descending from the summit of Mount Everest, the second American in as numerous weeks to pass away throughout the peak climbing season on the world’s greatest mountain.
An official from Nepal’s Department of Tourist informed Reuters that Christopher Kulish, 62, reached the 29,035- foot peak via the mountain’s Southeast Ridge, but passed away suddenly at the South Col, around 3,000 feet below the summit.
The particular cause of death was not instantly understood.
Christopher Kulish in front of Mount Everest.
( Household photo)
In a declaration to Fox 31, Kulish’s family members stated they were “heartbroken” by the 62- year-old’s death. They informed the station he reached the summit in perfect climate condition Monday early morning and saw the dawn. The household likewise stated Kulish was trying to sign up with the so-called 7 Tops club by climbing the greatest peak on each continent. Mount Everest was all that stood between Kulish and the successful completion of his quest.
A minimum of 9 individuals have actually died in current weeks while attempting to climb up Everest on the Nepali side throughout the shortened climbing season, which ends this month. Two other climbers have actually passed away attacking the summit from the Tibetan side.
Officials state a backlog of climbers and their Sherpa guides has actually caused delays in reaching the summit that have actually worsened the threats of acute mountain sickness, which is brought on by low amounts of oxygen at high elevation and can cause headaches, vomiting, shortness of breath and psychological confusion.
Recently, 55- year-old Don Cash, from Utah, died of acute mountain sickness near the Hillary Action while coming down from the summit.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.