Donald Lynn Cash, 55, of Sandy, Utah, fell, according to Pioneer Adventure Pvt. Ltd. after reaching the Everest summit due to altitude sickness. The expedition company said their leaders were trying to give money while they took him down the mountain.
"Our supportive Sherpa guides immediately performed a CPR massage and increased oxygen pressure to keep it alive," a press release said. "In this situation, our Sherpa guides have been trying to rescue him and pull him down to Camp 4 as quickly as possible."
Cash was near a section of the path called "Hillary Step," a height of approximately 8,770 meters, collapsed According to Pioneer Adventure.
"Despite their best efforts to give guidance, they could not provide adequate oxygenation and medical care for their lives," the company said.
"He taught us that nothing is impossible, you can literally do anything, if you can dream it, you can do it," his daughter Brandalin Cash told KSL.
Cash, originally from Ohio, had worked in software sales, according to the station.
Mount Everest's famous "Hillary Step" site is named after Edmund Hillary, the first climber to successfully climb Tenzing Norgay in 1953 along with the summit of the mountain.
According to KSL, Cash's body is likely to be on Everest stay.
"The last message he sent me was:" I feel so blessed to be on the mountain that I read about for the last 40 years, "said his son Tanner Cash to the broadcaster ,