The 2019 Mount Everest spring climbing season is becoming one of the deadliest on record, with 11 people having lost their lives on the mountain so far. Many experts blame overcrowding for the deaths. The longer people wait to summit, the longer they are exposed to the elements and the more fatigued they become. Adding to the chaos is a large number of tenderfoot climbers and their sherpas (guides), adding more congestion and mayhem to the situation.

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