UK man dies on Mount Everest

UK man dies on Mount Everest

He becomes the eighth victim during the current climbing season on Everest.

A British climber too weak to descend from Mount Everest has died and become the eighth climber to die on the world’s tallest mountain during the current climbing season.

Hiking officials attributed most of the deaths to weakness, exhaustion and delays on the crowded route to the 8,850-metre (29,035 feet) summit.

Robin Haynes Fisher, 44, died in the so-called "death zone" known for low levels of oxygen on descent from the summit, Mira Acharya, a tourism department official, said.

Fellow guides changed Fisher's oxygen bottle and offered him water, but could not save him.

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