A queue of climbers waiting to reach the summit of Mount Everest on May 22. Photo: @nimsdai Project Possible / AFP
Mercedes Hutton
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When overtourism turns deadly – why Everest should be off-limits to casual climbers

  • At least 11 people have been reported dead or missing this climbing season, making it one of the deadliest in Everest’s history
  • Veteran mountaineers and guides point to overcrowding and an increase in inexperienced crowds as reasons behind rise in fatalities

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A queue of climbers waiting to reach the summit of Mount Everest on May 22. Photo: @nimsdai Project Possible / AFP
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