Traffic Jam on Mt. Everest Causing Deaths

Climbers hoping to make it to the top of the mountain are forced to wait for hours at 26,200 feet in freezing temperatures in what’s known as the Death Zone, according to the Guardian.

Tour organizers say they believe it’s the increased number of permits and the long traffic jams are causing the deaths on Mount Everest. Many climbers reportedly received permits to get up to the mountain top because of the recent good weather. Nepal issued nearly 400 permits costing $11,000 each for the spring season ,BBC reported.

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