In Into Thin Air, who was the first person to die that year on Everest?   

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From reading Jon Krakauer's account of the disastrous 1996 Mt. Everest expedition, it is tough to figure out which climber first died while attempting the summit on May 11.  However, the climbers from that group were not the first to die on Everest that season.  The first climber died two days earlier, on May 9.  His name was Chen Yu-Nan, and he was from Taiwan.  He died from injuries sustained during a fall.  

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