Mount Everest has claimed yet another climber on Monday. According to CNN’s report, Christopher Kulish is the eleventh climber to die after ascending Mount Everest in 2019.
The climber’s brother, Mark Kulish, stated that scaling Mt. Everest was Christopher’s lifelong dream. Although successful in this endeavor, the climber couldn’t make it back down to share the joy of this achievement with everyone who supported him throughout the years. He passed away at the camp the team had set up a few hundred meters below the summit.
Christopher was a member of a tight-knit group of climbers, who have conquered many peaks together throughout the years. By setting foot on Everest’s highest peak, Christopher Kulish had officially become a member of the “Summit 7 Group” having conquered the highest peaks on each continent.
Although a lawyer by profession, Mark reveals his brother lived to climb the peaks of not only Colorado, but also the West, and ultimately the world. Christopher got to enjoy the magnificent sunset from the world’s highest peak, and his brother is without doubts that Chris was overjoyed in his final moments.
Including Christopher, nearly half a dozen climbers died on Everest last week, mostly during the descent. It’s believed that the common cause was altitude sickness, which occurs due to low amounts of oxygen at high elevation. The symptoms of altitude sickness include dizziness, headaches, vomiting, as well as shortness of breath and lack of mental clarity.
A total of 41 teams, comprised of 378 climbers will be scaling Everest this Spring climbing season. Each team will be accompanied by an experienced Nepalese guide, helping them safely reach the top.