According to France24, two climbers from the United States and Switzerland have died on Mountain Everest. It is reported that an average of five climbers die every year at the world’s highest peak.
However, in recent seasons, Mount Everest has seen a surge in the number of climbers which has led to overcrowding from time to time. This has largely been blamed for the multiple deaths that have been happening on the mountain.
Swiss climber Abdul Waraich, 40, died near the summit when he reached the top and suffered from exhaustion.
‘’We sent two additional Sherpas with oxygen and food, unfortunately, Sherpas couldn’t save him,’’ Mingma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks told reporters.
Organizers said the American, Puwei Liu, 55, reached the Hillary Step but he suffered snow blindness and exhaustion. Therefore, they helped him down and managed to reach the camp before he suddenly passed away.
Eleven people in 2019 died climbing the world’s highest peak. Overcrowding was to blame for four of these deaths.
On one other day, over 350 people lined up to reach the top from Nepal’s southern side and Tibet’s northern approach.
To ease this crowding, Nepal’s tourism ministry set rules on the maximum number of people who can summit the mountain at a given time.
Authorities have also warned expedition organizers to send up teams to the peak strictly in accordance with permit numbers.
If not that, they should limit the number of climbers going up at one time.
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