Mount Everest is now a day’s looks like visiting a Zoo. Comparing the Mount Everest with Zoo is a very dishonourable comparison for the Everest, but in present scenario the situation is quite similar like this. To earn
the honour of winning the Mount Everest is making people greedy to just spend some bucks and you can safely reach to the peak of Mount Everest.
The overcrowding of mountaineers is very dispiriting as due to this many people are losing their life while got stuck in a
traffic jam at Everest. For many, learning about traffic jam on Everest is very surprising but it is truth.
Traffic jams on top of the Everest are quite different from any other ordinary pile-up of traffic. The high altitude beyond 8,000-metre become a “death zone" for the hikers due to many reasons. At that height, an average person can take in only about 30% of oxygen during breathing, as compared to how lungs usually work under sea level.
Thinking straight is a luxury but we need to realize that at what cost we are getting it.
Due to the traffic jam, the climbers had to stand in the route for about hour and sometimes even more which is a great risk of life for mountaineers. As well as, the climbers are standing for a long period of time at the same place and which didn’t allow them to walk then there arises a higher chance of frostbites, cold exposure, and health related issues.
The problem of traffic jam on the top of the highest peak is quickly becoming a meme for the funnybones. But for those who got stuck on Everest at any day while being there to conquer the Everest then many a times the consequences were serious.
Many people lost their life due to this traffic jam problem and more than this few lucky ones land into hospital
and recover from their
health problem. However, the matter came into as a concern for the authorities of worldwide. For this,
Nepal Government has been blamed for giving more passes to people than it has to be to avoid this congestion. This source of income through
tourism department is a great support for the economy of Nepal, but the thing is to realize that what cost.
government of Nepal collects about 500 Million Nepalese Rupee as royalties from the mountaineering permits alone, giving it little incentive to cut back on the number of climbers, even if the number of days of clearer weather is changing. The
blame game within Nepal has already begun and the heated topic of discussion has been ended up with setting up a probe panel. However, the
Nepal Government found the natural culprit to be blamed for all these problems has strangely come up with the name of a
cyclone. In April, the cyclone Fani had hit the Eastern part of India’s seaboard and has been blamed for partially affecting weather patterns in Nepal’s mountainous regions. Due to this, the government wasn’t been able to make all arrangements in that limited time.
However, the images coming out from the Mount Everest are depicting a complete different picture than the government’s claim. The pictures give a clear view that more than required number of people were allowed to climb the mountain and as result this is causing the problem of traffic and make people to suck at a place for hours.
climatic change has also steadily exacerbated the risk, serious human failures, which remain unacknowledged, and put a question mark on all future summers and the fate of the long queue of people for whom summiting Everest is always been a life-long dream.
The increase in number of people visiting Mount Everest also causes the increase in
pollution at Everest. As, people go there and leave their unused or material which are waste for them. The plastic pollution at Everest is the biggest matter of concern for the health of other visitors and the disturbance in weather as well.