American Climber, Christopher John Kulish, Dies While Descending Summit of Mount Everest

Climbers descend from the summit of Everest down the Hillary Step and across the cornice traverse to the South Summit, Nepal May 23, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media on May 27, 2019. CLIMBING THE SEVEN SUMMITS/@TENDIGUIDE/via REUTERS

An American climber died on the descent from the summit of Mount Everest on Monday, a Nepalese official said, taking the number of dead or missing mountaineers on the world’s highest mountain to nine on the Nepali side during the current climbing season.

SOURCE: Reuters, Gopal Sharma