The Top 5 Causes of Death for Mountain Climbers on Mount Everest

  Cause of Death Percentage of Deaths
1 Avalanche 35%
2 Fall 32%
3 Exposure/ frostbite 16%
4 Icefall collaapse 15%
5 Altitude sickness 12%
Tags: Death Statistics, Mountains, Leading Causes of Death, Asia

Sources:  Himalayan Database, Himalayan Rescue Association.

List Notes: Data is the top 5 causes of death to foreign climbers and Sherpas on Mount Everest up until the year 2013.
Causes of Death for Mountain Climbers on Mount Everest
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