Robin Haynes Fisher, 44, died in the so-called “death

h zone” known for low levels of oxygen on descent from the summit, Mira Acharya, a tourism department official, said.

He is the eighth fatality on Qomolangma in the current climbing season that ends this month.

“He died because of weakness after a long ascent and difficult descent,” Mu

rari Sharma of the Everest Parivar Treks company that arranged his logistics told Re

uters. “He was descending with his sherpa guides from the summit when he suddenly fainted.”

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

Garrett Madison of the US based Madison Mountainee

ring company that sponsors climbers to Mount Qomolangma said many were not “well qualif

ied or prepared climbers” and were without the support necessary to ascend and descend safely.

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