Alternative to Reduce Traffic Jam on Everest Expedition Should be Identified Soon

Global issue of climber nowadays is about mountain being dangerously overcrowded for expedition. Recent example is traffic jam in Everest featured on national geographic travel blog. World’s highest traffic jam was on way to scale Everest Summit main reason behind this is increase in successful attempt by climbing team with development on field of mountaineering. According to census published by National Geographic 18% out total attempt for Everest Summit turnout successful on late 1990 where as the percent of successful attempt increased more than three times on late 2012 resulting on 56 % of successful summit attempt. Regardless of percentage on one single day in 2012 not less than 234 climbers scaled the summit of Everest, whereas in 1983 most successful ascend to summit of Everest in one single day was eight.
 
What’s the experience of climber – what was the major bottleneck on Everest Expedition? Many climbers had point out the issue of waiting on queue for at least two and half hour on the way to Hillary Steps passing before reaching the south summit and actual summit of Mount Everest.
 
There was a people everywhere and entire Khumbu Valley no matter whether treks or expedition it is completely commercialized – Everything is being turned out or modify intended for western travellers. In general not only for Everest, even for other small peak western people can pay any amount in between $ 10,000 to $ 1,00,000 for entire organization of expedition. This is the main region why mountain are commercialized intending for more western travellers – Said Ayesha Jesse, keen 31 years climber from London who had recently explored Everest Base Camp on 2013 May.
 
Here is a remarkable photograph by alpinist from German named Ralf Dujmovits that shows the long queue of climber on the way up to Summit of Mount Everest on climbing season of 2012.  Author of “The Last Hours on Everest” Graham Hoyland says - “It isn’t a wilderness experience – it’s a McDonald’s experience”.

Traffic Jam in Everest
 Fig - Highest Traffic Jam in the world, on way to Mount Everest Summit – Ralf Dujmovits
 
Bottleneck of entire expedition during Mount Everest, i.e. Hillary Step, should be replaced by installing a ladder. It was suggestion from one expedition company operation expedition. However classicists refuse and protest the idea of installing the ladder on Hillary Step, as is directly reduce the significance of climbing. Main problems is only one person can climb or down at Hillary Steps.
Hillary Step Everest Expedition Fig – Hillary Steps, Bottleneck of Everest Expedition from common South East Ridge.
 
Veteran Korean Climber – Song Young IL had blamed delays and long queue for summits for number of deaths. Climbing partner of Song Young named Song Wong Bin was among four of his team member who died after waiting four hours to reach the summit allowing 300 climbers to pass by. We had to wait for four hours just 200 hundred meter below the summit we were snow blinded and couldn’t see anything said Song Young IL.
 
Nowadays major issue is about idea of reducing number of climber per year on Everest with certain Limit so that expedition can be managed with ease reducing delay on the way to summit. However number of people refuse this idea and suggest instead of reducing number of climber Nepal Government should implement other idea to reduce jam and manage overcrowded Everest Expedition. Senior tourism official Mohan Krishna Sapkota said instead of decreasing the number of climber Nepal Government should looks for alternatives of opening other peaks for expedition is Nepal. According to Mohan Krishna Sapkota Nepal had around 1500-mountain peak however only 326 of them are open till this date for climbing. So Nepal Government should focus on opening more peaks and attract climber for new expedition instead of Mount Everest. No other mountain can be compared with Mount Everest, however Nepal can offer some new climbing experience and caters more climber for new unclimbed peak.
Mount Everest Ascend and Death
Fig - Chart from 8000ers.com | Mount Everest Ascend and Death

Focusing on Everest here is a chart published on BBC website that compare rise in number of Everest Expedition and other factors related to Everest Expedition. Think about experience of McDonald’s on Everest and think for some other off the beaten climbing peak and expedition in Nepal and that can be different wilderness experience. 

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