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Five climbers have reportedly died -- one -- is still missing after they attempted to return from the top of Mount Everest.
Now a man who tried to save some of those climbers is speaking out.
Of course the -- on the border of China and Nepal is the world's tallest its peak of more than 29000.
Feet above sea level.
Thousands of people climb to the summit -- survived but about 200 have died on that -- And according to the experts high winds and heavy snow this year has made conditions -- specially dangerous.
Trace Gallagher with a news -- -- for a man who was up there and -- All of this.
Yes -- he's a doctor from just outside a Denver Colorado he was actually up they're trying to rescue some of the victims near the summit in his account is riveting he says it one point in time.
There were some 300 climbers trying to summit Mount Everest and he said there was a choke point and there was a two hour wait at a certain choke point.
And some of the climbers had been out there for more than eighteen hours.
By the time the bad weather came in some of the climbers were frost bit sick and totally exhausted.
Here's the doctor.
Basically look hallucinating triggered an adult is quotes were thrown away and they become -- reached -- looked at me.
You gonna reach our community commitment zombie like fashion.
Column without warning track -- not -- you can do for somebody.
-- and frozen death.
Many who -- out there are now comparing this to may eighteenth 1996.
-- eight climbers died on Everest that was the story that was chronicled.
In the book into thin air by Jon -- our show up no Trace you reported earlier -- -- -- you're supposed to summit this thing by 11 AM it that they broke a lot of rules.
Yet they did -- -- there were still climbers up there -- 230 in the afternoon I mean.
What the climbers -- -- is summit fever and they say basically you've been out there for months and training and when the weather clears you try to rush up the -- and when you can see this summit is very difficult to turn back but it takes you an hour to go every 100 yards and without enough stamina and oxygen.
Going forward as we have seen can be lethal here's again the doctor.
I -- for work for people that -- -- either.
Died that evening -- probably got disoriented and basic cost -- price from the or some attempt on the nineteenth -- your book great government leaders.
Port 6000 feet the body -- -- -- if you -- with a big group of people that can help you that there's really nothing you can do.
By the way the doctor is one of those who turned back but says he may try to -- it again later this week -- Trace Gallagher -- force -- thank you both.
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