Three Die on Mount Everest

Posted by on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

It has been a deadly weekend on Mount Everest.

Three climbers died and a fourth is missing. Strong wind caused those to become missing.

Winds later eased and others could continue their climb.

60 climbers made the summit in Nepal on Sunday.

There were several helicopter evacuations, mostly for altitude-related sicknesses, frostbite and snow blindness. 
Roland Yearwood, a doctor from Alabama died not far from the summit.

Slovak mountaineer Vladimir Strba also died Sunday.

Also on the Tibet side of the mountain, a 54-year-old Australian climber, Francesco Enrico Marchetti, died after suffering altitude sickness.

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