Traffic jam in the Death Zone of the Everest: seven dead

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Seven people last week died on Mount Everest. Hundreds of climbers had hours of queuing in freezing temperatures and a deadly height.

Nepal has, according to news agency AFP this klimseizoen 381 licences of 11,000 dollars per piece, delivered to the highest mountain to climb, a record number. In addition, poor weather conditions and the number of days to the summit of 8.848 metres to reach quite a shrink. On sunny days this leads to long queues. “This is a big problem because the route is already dangerous,” say Nivesh Karki, the Pioneer Adventure, The New York Times.

Wednesday was an exceptionally busy day on the mountain. The impressive photo climber Nirmal Purja on Instagram posted, shows roughly 320 people who stand in line on an exposed ridge to the summit. “If the weather would have turned, had the disastrous’, he says. Purja also took a picture at the top, where no other people stand up.

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On 22 nd of May, I summited everest at 5:30 am and lhotse 3:45 pm, despite of the heavy traffic ( roughly 320 people ). Today I have just arrived at the Makalu base camp, I will be going for the summit push from the base camp directly. . Like it, tag it and share it if you love how the project possible 14/7 is rolling ???? . I will update more once I’m done with Makalu . Much love to all my supporters and sponsors. @antmiddleton @bremontwatches , DIGI2AL, @hamasteel , @summitoxygen Royal Hotel, Ad construction group, MTC/FSI , @brandingscience Premier Insurance, OMNIRISC, Intergage @inmarsatglobal . . . . #nimsdai #believer #uksf #sbs?? #projectpossible #14peaks7months #persistence #humanendeavour #selfbelief #positivemindset #beliveinyourself #elitehimalayanadventures #alwaysalittlehigher

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On the Mount Everest in the file, it is life-threatening. On difficult points arise congestion, and thus increase the risk of altitude sickness, exhaustion and frostbite. The past few days came seven people. The Kathmandu Post links at least three deaths on the long files above 8,000 meters known as the Death Zone. A lack of oxygen and the freezing temperatures make the place unlivable. People can but a few minutes at the top spend without extra oxygen.


One of the dead was the 54-year-old Donald Lynn Cash from Utah. He collapsed on Wednesday while he was on the top photos. He died when sherpa’s him down to the wear were, says Pioneer’s Adventure, that his expedition organized. Cash leaves a wife and four children behind. “He has the highest mountain on the seven continents, climbed, and as a dream come true,” says his family. His body is probably on the mountain left.

The 54-year-old Indian woman, Anjali Kulkarni died after she together with her husband, the top had been reached. According to her, the expedition leader, she had no energy anymore due to the long duration of the climb. The 52-year-old Kalpana Das reached the summit Thursday afternoon, but during the descent and died. Also another Indian climber, the 27-year-old Nihal Bagwan, died on the way back. “He had more than twelve hours of queuing and was exhausted,” says Keshav Paudel of Peak Promotion. ‘Sherpa’s carried him to Camp 4, but there he breathed his last breath.’

Climbing Mount Everest is becoming increasingly popular. Last year reached 802 people from Nepal and Tibet to the top. That record is possible this year broken.