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AMBIENTE: Monte Everest sobrelotado infographic

Ascensões ao monte Everest

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June 14, 2019 -- A época de ascensão primaveril de 2019 foi a mais sobrelotada do monte Everest desde que o pico foi conquistado pela primeira vez em 1953 por Edmund Hillary e Tenzing Norgay. Em 2019, um recorde de 891 alpinistas atingiu o cume, levando a perigosa congestão nas rotas para o pico mais alto do mundo.

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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