Australian climber dies on Mt Everest after becoming ‘unresponsive’ at the summit
- An Australian climber has died on Mt Everest
- Jason Kennison was ‘unresponsive’ at the summit
- It marks the 10th fatality on Mt Everest this year
An Australian climber has died on Mt Everest, according to his expedition organiser.
Jason Bernard Kennison, 40, died after becoming ‘unresponsive’ at the summit on Friday.
His death is the 10th fatality on the world’s highest mountain recorded this year.
Asian Trekking chief Dawa Steven Sherpa said Mr Kennison was brought down to the Balcony area below the peak.
‘Since the oxygen cylinders that they had with them were running out, they decided to descend to Camp 4 hoping to climb back again with oxygen cylinders to rescue him,’ he told AFP.
An Australian climber has died on Mt Everest (pictured) after becoming ‘unresponsive’ on Friday
‘It was high wind and bad weather that prevented them (from) going back to bring him down. He died at the Balcony area.’
Mr Kennison is the sixth person to die on the mountain peak among non-Nepalis, and the 10th overall.
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