In just a few days, has called the rush to the Mount Everest several deaths. Mountaineer reports of dangerously long wait times and quarrels. Nepalese authorities have a different explanation.
The photo of the Nepalese mountain climber Nirmal Purja is currently one of the world's most shared in the social networks: It shows a long line of climbers, all of whom must wait to around 8000 meters of altitude to reach the summit of Mount Everest. It was created on Wednesday.
"Normally, it takes four hours to reach the summit. This time it took more than eight hours," described the former elite soldier Nirmal Purja news channel ITV, the Situation on the highest peak in the world. He was referring to the last section of the mountain. "The people were in a state of emergency. There bickering was, who's up and who should climb back down."