A 55-year-old Utah male who told his son that he was “so blessed” to grasp his lifelong dream of reaching a limit of Mount Everest, collapsed and died during his skirmish on Wednesday.
The family of Donald Lynn Cash, of Sandy, Utah, pronounced a program sales executive and mountaineer apparently died of a heart attack. His physique is not recoverable.
“The final summary he sent to me privately was, ‘I’m so sanctified to be on a towering we have review about for 40 years!’ ” son Tanner Cash told NBC’s Today show.
Cash fell during a tip of a limit in a early morning, according to The Himalayan Times, and was brought subsequent a famed Hillary Step on a south side of a towering by his climbing guides. They attempted to save his life by administering oxygen, though he died after in a afternoon.
There are reports that a bid to lift Cash subsequent a Hillary Step was behind by a trade jam of other mountaineers perplexing to strech a summit. Somewhere between 250 to 300 climbers were attempting to strech a limit on Wednesday, according to The New York Times.
“There’s a prolonged reserve of climbers above Camp IV,” Gyanendra Shrestha, a relationship officer during a Everest bottom camp, told The Himalayan Times. “Everyone seems in a precipitate to strech a limit indicate when a continue is clear.”
Cash died as he achieved his idea of climbing top summits on all 7 continents.
“I am truly sanctified to be means to take a subsequent 5 months off on a sabbatical to finish a final 2 remaining plateau on my Seven Summits Club dream,” he on his LinkedIn page. “Mt. Vinson-Masiff in Antarctica Jan 7-26th, 2019 and afterwards Mt. Everest in Nepal April/May 2019. I’m vehement to demeanour for a subsequent section of my career in Jun when we return. Safely. With all my digits.”
I consider there’s only so most assent that comes from meaningful that he didn’t suffer,” Cash’s daughter Brandalin told NBC’s Today show. “That it was a best approach to go.”
Cash is a 12th mountaineer to die on Himalayan plateau above 25,000 feet in a open climbing season, The Himalayan Times reports.