On the sunny slopes of Mount Everest, a man had a bad case of sunburn when he went out for a walk.
He had to spend two hours in the sun to recover, while a few other climbers had to do the same.
It was the first time since 2002 that a British mountaineer had suffered from sunburn.
But he is not alone.
Sunburn has been a persistent problem in British mountaintop gardens since the early 1900s.
In 2008, British mountain climbers, including Chris Sharma, suffered the same condition after a prolonged walk on Mount Baker.
And in January this year, the British mountie who was injured in an avalanche on Mount Everest in April was suffering from the same sunburns.
On Everest, sunburn is caused by the heat from the sun that reaches the base of the mountains.
It causes a high temperature, an increase in the concentration of melanin in the skin, and a loss of elasticity.
It can also lead to damage to the eyes and skin, as well as damage to muscles.
A British mountaholic named Chris Sharma said he was in his late 20s when he spent several hours in total darkness after a walk on Everest.
I was sitting down on the ground, with my feet on the snow. “
I was out there for two hours.
I was sitting down on the ground, with my feet on the snow.
That’s when I got the burn.”
He spent two hours at the base and spent four hours at Camp II, a remote site on the north side of the mountain.
He was not the only Briton suffering from sunstroke this summer.
On the same day, British climber Chris Daley, who was with Sharma on Everest, suffered from the burn as well.
He said: “My eyesight was down for a while.
I had to wear goggles and sunglasses for three days.
When I woke up, I was sore.”
The UK has a long history of mountaineering, and the weather is no stranger to sunburn: Mountaineers have endured sunburn in Yosemite, Yosemite Valley and Yosemite National Park, while in Antarctica sunburn has caused injuries.
But the issue has been on the rise in recent years, with many British mountains being hit with serious sunburn-related incidents.
Since 2008, three British mounties have been killed on Everest by sunburn, while one of them, Chris Dyson, had his legs amputated below the knee.
And on Friday, the BBC reported that climbers had been injured by a fire that broke out at the British-owned Everest Base Camp.
Chris Sharma, from Britain, had been walking up Mount Everest with a group of British mountateurs in 2008 when they were struck by a falling rock.
He said that when they reached the top of the slope, they saw a man with his face down, who had a burnt face and was vomiting.
He and his group of climbers were taken to a hospital, where the man died from his injuries.
The British mounteur was among the first to report the death.
But other British mounters were not so lucky.
In 2013, British-American mountaineers, including British climer Chris Daly, were killed in a fire in Everest Base camp, while British mounteress Jessica Smith was hit by a rock thrown from the top.
And last year, a British climpper, Chris Anderson, was seriously injured when he fell into a river while attempting to descend.
The British Mountaineering Foundation (BMA), which represents British mountemachers, said in a statement that the problem with sunburn had been growing for decades, with the latest incident “shocking”.
“The recent increase in sunburn cases in British mountain bores is unprecedented, with at least three mountaineerers dying from sun exposure this year,” the statement said.
“Our work with mountaineurs, sherpas, climbers, and sherpas is crucial to protecting our climbing and tourism industries.”