• In this Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 file photo, international trekkers pass through a glacier at the Mount Everest base camp, Nepal. An Indian climber has died while being helped down Mount Everest, just hours after a Dutch and an Australian climber died near the peak. Poor planning and overcrowding on the world's tallest peak may have led to bottlenecks that kept people delayed at the highest reaches while waiting for the path to clear lower down, Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association said Monday, May 23. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, File)

    Indian climber 3rd to die on Mount Everest in recent days

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An Indian climber has died while being helped down Mount Everest, just a couple of days after a Dutch and an Australian died near the peak. Two other Indian climbers are missing, and experts say some of the tragedy may have been avoidable.

  • In this Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 file photo, international trekkers pass through a glacier at the Mount Everest base camp, Nepal. A Nepal official says some 30 climbers have gotten frostbite or become sick on Mount Everest, in addition to two who died in recent days on the world's highest mountain. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, file)

    Some 30 climbers sick near Everest summit after 2 die

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Two Indian climbers have gone missing on Mount Everest, an expedition organizer said Sunday, a day after two deaths from apparent altitude sickness were reported, underscoring the risks on the world’s highest mountain.

  • Dutch climber dies on way back from Everest summit

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A 35-year-old Dutch man suffering from high-altitude sickness died on his way down from Mount Everest’s summit in the first death confirmed this year on the world’s highest mountain, an expedition organizer said Saturday. There were unconfirmed media reports that an Australian climber had also died.