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- Camino(s) past & future
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I saw the photo of the line going up the summit of Everest. It's really shocking. And death tolls this season are already over last year as a whole. Since Everest is by permit only, I don't understand how it turned into a conga line like that.It's everywhere. Here is the traffic jam of people lined up on a knife edge trail at over 28000 ft. (the "death zone") for their turn to step onto the summit of Everest. Climbers were running of of oxygen in their tanks. Some were just getting loopy from the altitude. Many deaths up there this year.
Too many permits and only four days to summit.I saw the photo of the line going up the summit of Everest. It's really shocking. And death tolls this season are already over last year as a whole. Since Everest is by permit only, I don't understand how it turned into a conga line like that.
The time restrictions were dictated by the weather. As far as I understand there are "windows" for permits to prevent exactly this situation, but there were only 4 usable days in May, causing everyone to scramble for the top anyways... with the tragic result we're now seeing.Yes, definitely too many permits. I wasn't aware of the time restrictions. That certainly complicates the situation.
With the world’s population nearing 8 billion people, it seems as if everyone is Doing All The Things All The Time All Over The World. From Venice to Amsterdam, the Caminos to the Appalachian Trail, National Parks to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, etc... people are lining up en masse to “tick off bucket list items.” Social media also adds to this as people post up their scenic locations complete with geo locations. I am not sure there is even an “off-season” anymore...Clearly, the global population has some serious fun money available to spend on travel.
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