Man achieves childhood dream of conquering Everest, dies on way down

May 21, 2016 9:09 PM

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A Dutch climber who had reached the summit of Mount Everest on his fifth attempt died on his way down from apparent altitude sickness, according to international news reports.

Eric Arnold, whose Twitter account said he was from Rotterdam, was in a group of more than 40 climbers who reached the 29,035-foot summit on Friday, according to Reuters.

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