American Doctor Dies on Everest

May 2, 2023

Mount Everest has claimed its fourth life of the 2023 climbing season. Jonathan Reuel Sugarman, a retired doctor who had practiced in the Seattle area, perished on May 1 at Camp Two, Everest expert Alan Arnette reported in his blog.

Sugarman, 69, was climbing as part of a guided group with Washington-based International Mountain Guides and, according to Arnette, had been “feeling well” after “training diligently” for the ascent. A statement obtained from the Embassy of the United States by CNN confirmed Sugarman’s death on the mountain. Gear Junkie