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UMWELT: Mount Everest - Besteigung im Stau infographic

Alle Mount Everest Besteigungen

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June 14, 2019 -- In diesem Frühjahr war der Mount Everest noch mehr überfüllt als in allen früheren Jahren seit der Erstbesteigung 1953 von Sir Edmund Hillary und seinem Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. 2019 erreichten unglaubliche 891 Bergsteiger den Gipfel, es kam zur gefährlichen Staus auf den engen Routen bis zum Gipfel des höchsten Berges der Welt.

The crowds on Mount Everest, which have been causing chaos for years, are now becoming a serious health hazard.

In 2019, there were only five days where winds were under 50km/h, compared with 11 days in 2018. The combined effect of more people making the attempt and fewer good climbing days intensified the bottlenecks and created long queues of climbers attempting to scale the mountain.

Many people suffering from altitude sickness could not descend to seek medical attention. In total, there were 11 deaths on Everest this season, making it one of the deadliest in its chequered history.

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