AMER­I­CAN CLIMBER DIES ON MOUNT EVER­EST

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2 An Amer­i­can climber on Mount Ever­est died Sun­day, of­fi­cials said, the third death on the world’s high­est moun­tain in the past month and rais­ing safety con­cerns for clim­bers. Roland Year­wood, 50, from Alabama, per­ished at an al­ti­tude of about 27,500 feet in an area called “death zone” which is known for thin air, Mu­rari Sharma of the Ever­est Pari­vas trekking com­pany that spon­sored his climb said. “We have con­fir­ma­tion of his death but no other de­tails are known,” Sharma told Reuters in Kath­mandu. “It is also un­clear if he was on his way up or down from the sum­mit,” he said. Year­wood was part of a 16-mem­ber team led by Amer­i­can climber Dan Mazur that is climb­ing the nor­mal South­east Ridge route from the Nepali side of the moun­tain.

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