Mount Everest is said to be the highest mountain above sea level on Earth. It is situated in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas.
The crowd on Mount Everest
Recently, Nepal issued 381 permits at $11,000 each for the spring climbing season. One can imagine a snowy peak far from human civilization. Moreover, we also picture the mountain to be calm and quiet. But a shocking picture clicked by mountaineer Nirmal Purja has surprised many people.
Now, people are more concerned about the growing traffic at Mount Everest. Mr. Purja’s picture has gained huge attention from all over the globe. Similarly, there are some reports that seven climbers died on Mount Everest in a tragic accident.
We can clearly see the conditions of the climbers in the picture. They are facing a tough time to climb the mountain due to to the high level of traffic. It has become the cause of the deaths for the last few weeks. The photo went viral with more than 1,000 shares.
Some people are finding it hard to believe that it id the real picture of Mount Everest 2019. Some are even questioning if it is normal to see such lines near Mount Everest. According to the local guides, this mostly happens during the climbing season.
Mingma Sherpa is chairman of Seven Summits Treks who stated that the Mount Everest is normally that crowded. In 2012, a similar picture surfaced on the internet which was taken by German climber Ralf Dujmovits. He named it a “conga line” of mountaineers at the mountain.