|Over crowded Mt. Everest. news.com.au|
|Long wait for many teams on May 22,2019 to reach the summit,[AFP]aljazeera.com|
That this climbing season the Mt. Everest death toll reached 10 is a sad news. British climber Robin Haynes Fisher, 44 was the last one to die recently died at 8,700 metres after returning from the summit on Mount Everest. He suddenly collapsed after descending 150 metres below the summit. This tragedy occurred in a jiff. Earlier 56-year-old Irishman Kevin Hynes died in his tent at 7,000 metres after turning back before reaching the summit. On the same day, Nepalese guide Dhurba Bista, 33, also died at the base camp after being airlifted from a higher camp following illness,During the descent from the summit tragedy struck earlier week that resulted in the death of three Indians - two women and one man. The list goes on and includes climbers from the US and Austria.The main reason is over crowing and the teams had to wait for long hours at higher altitude. This means the climbers have to take care of frost bite and altitude sickness. There were only short weather windows and everyone was trying to climb as quickly as possible before the weather would turn hostile. Obviously, the safest snow trail is clogged with countless teams waiting for their turn to make it to the top when the weather window is in favor of safe ascent and descent. Yet another bad effect of over crowding on the tallest peak is many intemperate climbers become edgy and use foul language against the guides- Sherpas who do all the ground work for them and for their safety. Last year, the death toll on Everest was just 5 climbers.