Canadian climber Shriya Shah-Klorfine among three dead in Mount Everest ‘death zone’
Shriya Shah-Klorfine, of Toronto, was among three people who died while descending from the summit Saturday in what are being described as overcrowded conditions.
“My wife was someone who lived life to its fullest, with irrepressible energy and vitality,” said her husband Bruce Klorfine. “She died in the pursuit of her dreams, and with the satisfaction of having achieved them.”
The three climbers who died were believed to have suffered exhaustion and altitude sickness, Nepali mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha said. Two others were missing Monday as officials were still gathering details from descending climbers.
The death toll raised concerns about overcrowding in what’s known as the “death zone” at the top of Everest.