A Dutch climber has died while descending from Everest.
Dutch climber (36) dies during Everest descent: Eric Ary Arnold was among over 40 climbers who reached the 8,… https://t.co/HIUKP6pu8Q— Dutch News Links (
dlDutchnews) <a href="https://twitter.com/dlDutchnews/status/734003787606556672">May 21, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b> He is the first climber to perish on the mountain this year say officials. <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Climber dies on way back from Everest summit, first death reported on the mountain this year <a href="https://t.co/dyGFiZSt8G">https://t.co/dyGFiZSt8G</a> <a href="https://t.co/fpQ2vpDrKE">pic.twitter.com/fpQ2vpDrKE</a></p>— ABC News (ABC) May 21, 2016
Eric Ary Arnold is thought to have passed away from altitude sickness in an area named “death zone” because of the prevailing thin air.