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Search is under way on Mount Everest for two missing climbers three climbers have died a mountaineering official says all five in the same party.
Had reached the summit and we're trying to descend.
Julie Banderas has more live -- news.
Hi John the three victims who were making their descent were apparently among scores of climbers who scaled Mount Everest over the weekend the first clear weather conditions of the spring climbing season happened to be.
On Friday and Saturday but a wind storm.
Swept the higher elevations of the mountain Saturday afternoon and that is when tragedy struck officials say.
The traffic jam that used to spoke of occurred.
When climbers were still heading to the summit as late as 230 in the afternoon they'll climbers are advised not to attempt to reach the summit.
After 11 in the morning because the area above the last camp nicknamed the death zone.
Icy treacherous and has low oxygen levels.
With too many traffic climbers.
Having to wait a long time at a higher altitude many carrying limited amount of oxygen not anticipating that delay.
That is when tragedy struck an estimated 150 climbers reached the summit on either day most of them on Saturday.
It is believed those three climbers who died suffered exhaustion and altitude sickness to others remain missing John.
What a tragedy to him.
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