Mumbai Mountaineer Anjali Kulkarni Dies While Descending From Mount Everest

American citizen Donald Lynn Cash (55) and Anjali Kulkarni (55) from Mumbai lost their lives during the expedition.


After Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary scaled Mount Everest in 1953, it has been a expedition haven for mountaineers since then. Mt. Everest in the Himalayan range is the highest peak in the world which is located in Nepal and mountaineering has become a lucrative business there. 

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On May 22, Anjali Kulkarni (55) from Mumbai and Donald Lynn Cash (55), an American,  were a part of an expedition with over 200 people to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. However, after they reached, Donald died after collapsing from the summit while clicking pictures and Kulkarni succumbed to her injuries while she descended from the peak.

More than 200 people from across the globe were attempting to reach the summit on Wednesday as the weather was clear to climb the 8,848m peak. However, the team had to line up for hours which made them vulnerable to frostbite and altitude sickness. It has been the fourth death on Mt. Everest this year. 

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