Headline June 05, 2017/ ''' *EVEREST'S ''TRAFFIC JAMS'' ENTREATIES* '''



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KATHMANDU : British mountaineer Tim Mosedale was descending Mount Everest's treacherous  Khumbu Icefall  after a recent acclimatisation run-

When he came across a large group of inexperienced climbers struggling with their gear. One even had his crampons on the wrong feet.

Such large groups, along with climbers trying to work without supplemental oxygen, add up to a potential  ''toxic mix''  on the world's highest peak this year, wrote Mosedale, a veteran who has ascended Everest five time, in a Facebook post April 27.

Nepal is a bracing for a busy and potentially dangerous season on Mount Everest after the government issued a record number of permits to foreign climbers this year  -371, the most since 1953. 

Add to that the number of Nepali Sherpa mountain guides and the number soars to  800.

Officials said that they expect   ''traffic jams''   like conditions on the icy slopes as mid-May  approaches and the mountain's formidable winds subside a bit, giving climbers a narrow window to push to the top of the 29,029 foot summit.

''On average every climbing season there about three to four good days with appropriate weather conditions to allow a safe summit climb,'' says Ang Tshering Sherpa, president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

With 800 climbers attempting a summit within those few days, things could get problematic, he said.

Meanwhile.  Everest Base Camp - the tent city where climbers live for several weeks to acclimatize themselves to the altitude   -has continued to grow- 

With more trekkers and tourists flying in by helicopter for day trips, with some even indulging in champagne breakfasts with a view.

Safety is a constant topic in the gossip and rumours of the camp, which is also home to more than 1,500 volunteer medics, staff and mountaineers.

''We are of course worried about the high numbers,'' said Mingma Tenzi Sherpa, a Nepali guide who has reached the summit Everest six times and is now leading a team.

He spoke by telephone. ''Our discussions around the base camp are often focused on the same issue  -what to do if traffic related problems occur.''

Last Year, he said,  he and his clients were delayed  four hours on their way to the summit  -including an hour waiting at the bottom of  ''infamous ''Hillary Step''-

The nearly vertical wall of rock and ice where climbers ascend on fixed ropes, one of the final challenges of the ascent.

At 28,900 feet, this is deep inside the so-called  Death Zone, where the thin air and high altitude can be especially dangerous.

Two of his climbers eventually lost toes due to the chill they suffered during the wait, he said. 

Already one  climber this season has died   -the Swiss rock climber and mountaineer Ueli Steck fell during a training run on a nearby peak.

Yes, the risk of  ''traffic jams''  grows,  as Mount Everest to get so crowded this years and more so, in the years that follow, 

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