deaths rise as nepal issues more permits for mount everest
Climbing Mount Everest is a dream that Nepal realized before opening up to commercial climbing. century ago.
This year, the government issued a record number of permits, causing traffic jams at the world\'s highest peak, which may be the cause of the highest number of deaths in four years.
Experienced climbers say that as Mount Everest becomes more attractive and crowds increase, inexperienced climbers stumble on narrow passages to the top of the mountain, causing fatal delays.
After the death of 11 people this year, Nepalese tourism officials did not intend to limit the number of permits issued, but encouraged more tourists and climbers to come \"for happiness and reputation, ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Mohan Krishna Sapkota said.
As one of the poorest countries in the world, Nepal relies on rock climbing to generate $0. 3 billion a year.
It does not limit the number of licenses issued, nor does it control the speed or time of the expedition, allowing tour operators and tour guides to take advantage of short sunny weather conditions when they come, resulting in accumulation near the top of the mountain.
On May 22, a mountaineer took a photo from an online photo of dozens of hikers dressed in colorful winter costumes winding in the sky.
The climbers were packed with ice claws. to-
Along a sharp claw of ice
Edge ridge above South Col, 7,000foot (2,000-meter)
Falling on both sides, stuck on a rope, and struggling to the top of the world, there is a danger of death every minute.
\"There are more people on Mount Everest than they should be,\" said Kur Bahadur gulon, secretary general of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, an umbrella group for all expedition operators in Nepal.
\"We lack rules and regulations that stipulate how many people can actually go up and when.
\"The death toll this season is the highest since 2015.
Most dead people are considered to have altitude sickness, which is caused by low oxygen volume in high altitude areas and can lead to headaches, vomiting, shortness of breath and mental disorder.
Once only the well can reach
Rich elite mountaineering enthusiasts, Nepal\'s booming mountaineering market has reduced the cost of exploration and opened Mount Everest for enthusiasts and adventure enthusiasts --seekers.
Nepal requires climbers to have doctors to prove their health, but not their endurance at such extreme heights.
Because of the altitude, climbers only have a few hours to reach the top of the mountain, and when the lungs are full of liquid, they have the possibility of edema.
From Camp Four, 8,000 (26,240 feet)to the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot)
Mount Everest is known as the death zone \".
\"At such times, conditions are so tense that when a person dies, no one is able to spend the energy to lift the body from the mountain.
Eric Murphy, a tour guide at Bellingham, Washington, said: \"Every minute there is important . \" He climbed Mount Everest for the third time in May 23.
He said that since the struggling climbers are clearly exhausted, but no one guides or helps them, it should take 17 hours for 12 hours.
Only a handful of inexperienced climbers \"are enough to have a profound impact,\" he said \".
This year\'s deaths on the mountain side of Nepal include Utah\'s sales executive Don Kash and Colorado\'s lawyer Christopher cullish, all dead on their way down from the top of the mountain
According to his brother Mark coolish, 62-year-old coolish has just reached the top with a small group of climbers, who packed the top last week.
He called his brother a lawyer, a \"permanent climber\" of peaks in Colorado, the West and around the world \".
Just before he died, coolish turned it
His brother said the Mountaineers, known as the \"Seven Peaks Club\", have reached the highest peak of each continent.
Kash, 55, collapsed at the summit and two of his sherpa guides gave him CPR and massage.
He stood up and fell on the Hillary steps again in the same way, the first cliff facing down at the summit.
His body is nearby.
Cash said on his LinkedIn page that he quit his job as sales executive to try to join the seven Summit Club.
Sapkota said there is no provision in Nepal to determine how many licenses should be issued, so anyone with a doctor\'s certificate can get a permit for $11,000.
This year, according to government data, 381 of the 44 teams were licensed, the highest number ever.
Accompanied by them, the number of tour guides from the Nepalese ethnic Sherpas community is equal.
Some climbers were initially suspended from their permits in 2014.
When 16 Sherpa guides were killed in an avalanche, other Sherpas effectively went on strike, and their support as guides and porters was crucial.
Another factor is China\'s restrictions this year on the number of cleaning permits issued by routes on the north side of Mount Everest. up.
The north and south sides of the mountain are scattered with empty oxygen tanks, food packaging and other sundries.
Sapkota did not blame the over-crowding on the weather, equipment and lack of oxygen that died this year.
\"People have been worried about the number of climbers on Mount Everest, but the casualties are not because of traffic jams,\" Sapkota said in Namche . \", The town of Mount Everest as a gathering place for travel.
Still, he said, \"Next season we will try to have double ropes in areas below the top of the mountain so that the flow of climbers can be better managed.
\"Milza Ali, the owner of a Pakistani mountaineer and travel company, boarded Mount Everest for the fourth time this month, saying the approach was flawed.
\"Everyone wants to be on top of the world,\" he said . \" But tourists are unprepared for the extreme situation of Mount Everest, endangering the industry as a whole.
\"There are not enough checks to issue licenses,\" Ali said . \".
\"The more people come, the more licenses, the more business there is.
But on the other hand, it is also a big risk because it is costing life.
Indian climber Ameesha Chauhan soaked her frozen toes with medicine in a hospital in Kathmandu, describing the pain of being away from the peak when she realized that the supply of oxygen was insufficient.
Two of her team members were killed in the climb in May 16.
She returned and climbed the peak a week later.
\"If you look at it, inexperienced climbers don\'t even know how to tie the oxygen masks on their faces,\" she said . \".
\"Many climbers are too focused on getting to the top. ”——
New Delhi Associated Press researcher ngchui Ngashangva has contributed to the report. ——
Reports from Kathmandu, Nepal, from New Delhi.