Earlier this month, four climbers were added to the Mount Everest death toll, bringing the total to six for this climbing season alone.
One climber tweeted: “Lots of dead or dying bodies. Thought I was in a morgue.”
Still, it’s far below the 19 who died in 1996, the year made famous by Jon Krakauer’s book Into Thin Air. In all, approximately 200 people have died trying to reach the top of the world, according to the Daily Beast.
On FORA.tv journalist Nick Heil remembers one death:
Dr. Kenneth Kamler was there in 1996:
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