Large crowd atop Mt Ever­est last week

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As many as 400 climbers reached atop Mt Ever­est in nine days from May 13 when eight Sherpa first reached the peak after fix­ing the ropes. Since then, only on May 15 no one could con­quer the high­est peak ow­ing to bad weather. Around 100 climbers were stranded at an al­ti­tude of 8,000 me­tres due to bad weather on May 15. But the next day, on May 16, the largest num­ber of climbers of the sea­son reached atop the peak. Ac­cord­ing to news re­ports re­ceived from the base camp, 95 climbers scaled Mt. Ever­est on May 16. Since then, the climbers have been reach­ing the high­est peak as if climb­ing Ever­est had be­come easy. How­ever, grow­ing num­ber of moun­taineers in the high­est peak can­not be taken as a good omen as it causes pol­lu­tion and in­vites more deaths. But sur­pris­ingly, this year lesser death re­ports were re­ported from Mt Ever­est. As of May 22, only five, three of them Sherpa guides, lost their lives in the slope of the high­est peak. Two Sherpa guides who were work­ing on op­po­site sides of the moun­tain, which strad­dles the bor­der be­tween Nepal and Ti­bet died on Mon­day. Ex­pe­ri­enced guide Dama-iSarki Sherpa, 37, fell more than 60 me­tres into a crevasse on Mon­day as he was help­ing a for­eign climber to a res­cue he­li­copter on the Nepal side of the moun­tain. Pasang-Norbu Sherpa per­ished just be­low the sum­mit in Ti­bet from a sus­pected heart at­tack, his em­ployer said Tues­day. A third guide, Lama Babu Sherpa, went miss­ing near Ever­est's sum­mit ear­lier this month and is pre­sumed dead. Two climbers -Nobukazu-Kuriki of Ja­pan, and Mace­do­nian Gje­orgi-Petkov also died this year. Kuriki, 36 died dur­ing his eighth at­tempt to reach the sum­mit, The 36-year Ja­panese climber was found dead in his tent at 7,400 me­tres. The Mace­do­nian moun­taineer was 63. This sea­son 346 climbers of 38 ex­pe­di­tion teams were per­mit­ted to climb 8,848m Ever­est, and ma­jor­ity of them have suc­ceeded in their at­tempt.

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