June 05: Fernando Birman 48-year-old climber from New Jersey died on Friday evening while attempting to summit Denali mountain in Alaska.
According to the National Park Service statement he collapsed at 6,400m (19,700 ft) while attempting the summit of 6,190m Peak.
His guides initiated CPR but he never regained his pulse. The cause of his death is still unknown but the statement says it was, consistent with sudden cardiac arrest. with the help of his guides, Birman’s body was brought down from the mountain and transferred to Alaska medical examiner’s office.
Fernando Birman was part of a 12-member guided tour that began their ascent on May 22.
According to a local news agency, this is the second climbing death in the mountain this season.
Denali is the highest mountain peak in North America.