Colorado lawyer Christopher Kulish is one of at least 11 climbers to perish on the mountain in 2019. His former firm said he would be remembered: “as a friend and an excellent patent attorney.”
“He saw his last sunrise from the highest peak on Earth. At that instant, he became a member of the ‘7 Summit Club,’ having scaled the highest peak on each continent,” his brother, Mark Kulish of Denver, said in a news release on Monday.
Kulish, who turned 62 in April, died early Monday morning at the next camp below the summit on the southeast ridge, his brother said. He had scaled the world’s highest peak in a small group in nearly ideal weather after last week’s crowds had cleared Everest, his brother said.