The 2019 Mount Everest climbing season is among the deadliest in years. Over the past few weeks, at least ten people, including an American, have died attempting to climb the tallest mountain in the world. While some say the deaths could be due to a high level of traffic on the mountain, Nepalese government officials reject that.
As they see it, the death rate is because there were fewer good weather days for climbers to make the ascent to the summit. Officials say the country won't be curbing the number of climbers permitted on the mountain in light of the deaths.
At last check, this season’s victims include four Indian climbers, a man from Utah, a British man, a Nepalese guide, one Austrian and two Irishmen. The last time at least ten people died on Mount Everest was during an avalanche in 2015.
Source: Outside Online