We all have now become habitual of the traffic jams that takes place during our daily commute, but what if we tell you that there is a similar situation building on the on the world’s highest peak.
Yes, you read that right. A picture is going viral on the internet where trekkers are seen waiting in a queue on the edge of Mount Everest. The picture has left stunned people all across the world. The picture showed a number of trekkers walking on the cliff to fulfill the dream of climbing the summit. The route was jammed because almost 200-300 people while walking up to the summit. They need to climb three more hours to fulfill their dreams. The picture was shared by British mountaineer Nirmal Purja on Instagram and ever since, it has garnered attention of people on the app and also across the world.
The picture also started a debate on social media platforms about ‘traffic jam’ on the highest peak of the world. We might have thought that Mt. Everest is a calm place, but this picture have changed our perception. People are also discussing the concerns regarding the safety of people during such journeys. Some reports have already suggested that seven climbers have died while climbing the summit this week and the names include three Indians.
One of the Twitter users wrote, “This is actually heartbreaking to see, there needs to be a limit not just for the beauty and respect of Everest but for the safety of those wanting to do it.”
We pray for the safety of the climbers and wish that the issue is resolved soon.