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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Deaths on Mount Everest this climbing season

It’s been a record season of sorts for Everest summiteers with more permits been given out and two new records including one by India’s very own Anshu Jamsenpa.

 But the season has also been marred by 10 deaths, including that of legendary Swiss climber Ueli Steck who fell from a ridge during an acclimatization climb. 

Here’s a look at how many people are climbing Mount Everest this year, the fatalities and their causes.

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