A huge queue of climbers has formed near the summit of Mount Everest as expedition organizers Thursday reported two more deaths on the world’s highest mountain.
More than 200 climbers were taking advantage of clear weather on Wednesday to attempt to summit, but teams had to line up for hours to reach the top.
An American and Indian climber are the latest fatalities, their expedition organisers said, on one of the busiest-ever days on the the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) peak.
Donald Lynn Cash, 55, collapsed at the summit on Wednesday as he was taking photographs.
The deaths take the toll on Everest to four this season, after an Indian climber died last week and an Irish mountaineer is presumed dead.