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Utah father died on Mount Everest after joining ‘Seven Summits Club'


Added 05-23-19 02:18:02pm EST - “A "Seven Summits Club" mountain climber, who just completed his goal of scaling the tallest mountain on each continent, died while descending the summit of Mount Everest, base camp officials and hi?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Utah father died on Mount Everest after joining ‘Seven Summits Club’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A “Seven Summits Club” mountain climber, who just completed his goal of scaling the tallest mountain on each continent, died while descending the summit of Mount Everest, base camp officials and his relatives said.

Donald Lynn Cash, 55, of Sandy, Utah, died Wednesday on the world’s tallest mountain after collapsing on his descent just below the Hillary Step, a nearly vertical, 39-foot rock face on the southeast side of Mount Everest, base camp officials told The Himalayan Times.

Guides tried to save Cash’s life by giving him oxygen during his descent, but those efforts were unsuccessful. Cash became the 12th climber this season to perish on mountains in the range above 26,000 feet, according to the newspaper.

Cash’s family told KSL-TV they believe he had a heart attack after completing his goal, which he had spent decades to achieve.

“The last message he sent to me, he said, ‘I feel so blessed to be on the mountain that I read about for the last 40 years,” Cash’s son, Tanner, told the station.

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