|Climbers wait in line to summit Everest. Nirmal Purja|
"Overcrowding, along with inexperience, has been blamed for this year’s death toll, with “traffic jams” at the summit forcing climbers to wait in line, their precious stores of oxygen ebbing lower with each passing minute.
Numerous tour operators and Everest-watchers have expressed concern over the number of novice mountaineers taking on the challenge, saying many possess neither the skills nor experience to tackle such a treacherous feat.
In some ways, Everest tour operators have become victims of their own success.
A solid safety record and skyrocketing rates of summiting have heightened Everest’s allure, especially among bucket listers."We Are the Walruses?
Nor is climbing the Eiffel Tower ... nor flying off it.
The Eiffel Tower has a Zip Wire?!