American climber dies on Mount Everest

An American climber, Roland Yearwood of Alabama, died on Mount Everest on Sunday, the Everest Parivas trekking company, which sponsored his climb, said. His death in an area called the “death zone” because of its thin air came a day after 26-year-old Indian climber Ravi Kumar went missing in the same area. Yearwood, 50, was among three people to die on the world’s highest mountain in the past month. The Everest Parivas trekking company said it wasn’t immediately cleared whether Yearwood died trying to reach the peak, or returning from it. He was part of a 16-member team led by U.S. climber Dan Mazur.

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