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Climbers face danger from deadly traffic congestion at mountain top signal

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The treacherous conditions on Mount Everest have once again captured global attention as climbers face unprecedented challenges in their quest to reach the world’s highest peak. A recent incident involving a collapsed cornice led to the tragic deaths of British climber Daniel Paterson and his Nepali guide Pas Tenji Sherpa, adding to the growing concerns about overcrowding and safety on the mountain.

Social media videos have surfaced showing long lines of climbers stranded in traffic jams, with reports of dead bodies lying along the route. The crowded conditions, combined with the treacherous terrain and unpredictable weather, have made climbing Everest a perilous endeavor.

Despite the dangers, the popularity of Everest continues to attract climbers from around the world. The current climbing season is at its peak, with hundreds of climbers cramming the route to the summit. The dangerous conditions were further highlighted by the disappearance of Kenyan climber Joshua Cheruiyot Kirui and his guide Nawang Sherpa.

Mountaineering guide Vinayak Jaya Malla, who witnessed the recent cornice collapse, described the chaotic scene as climbers struggled to navigate the traffic and limited oxygen supply. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the risks involved in climbing Everest, with climbers facing extreme weather conditions and physical challenges.

As the debate over the future of climbing on Everest continues, the recent tragedies serve as a sobering reminder of the deadly consequences of pushing the limits in pursuit of adventure. The question remains: when will the allure of Everest be outweighed by the dangers it presents to those who dare to scale its heights?

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