Mountain climbers are seen lining up to stand at the summit of Mount Everest Wednesday.
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The deaths of an Irish and a British climber on Mount Everest took the toll from a deadly season on the world's highest peak to 10, expedition organizers said. British climber Robin Fisher, 44, reached the summit Saturday morning but collapsed when he had got just 150 meters back down the slope. On the northern Tibet side of the mountain, a 56-year-old Irish man died Friday morning, his expedition organizers confirmed in a statement on their Facebook page.The climber decided to return without reaching the summit but died in his tent at the North Col pass at 7,000 meters.Nepal issued a record 381 permits for mainly foreign climbers, costing $11,000 each, for the spring climbing season from late April to the end of May.It is peak season for many Himalayan mountains and outside of Everest, nine climbers have died on other 8,000-meter-plus peaks, while one is missing.
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