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Zoology on Mt. Everest is in emergency due to overmuch mountaineer

Time:2013-06-28By: CherrySource: Beijing Daily

Mt. Everest

The highest mountain above the sea level – Mt. Everest has being the lifetime destination for mountaineers all around the world. There was only a small number of mountaineer conquered Mt. Everest successfully several years ago. Recently, more human beings could get to the top of Mt. Everest with the help of the professional mountain guide and the advanced equipments. It is reported that there are 234 mountaineers reached to the top of Mt. Everest on the same day in May, 2012.

The technological progress promoted the explosive development of the tourism industry at Mt. Everest. The rare-visited Mt. Everest is always crowded with tourists and mountaineers in the peak season of recent years. Both the local zoology and life safety of the mountaineers' are greatly threatened currently.

For the 50th anniversary of the first American conquered Mt. Everest, an author of the America National Geography made a trip to Mt. Everest in May, 2013. He found that the precipitous path heading toward the top of Mt. Everest was crowded by mountaineers from different corners of the world. He even saw a long queue of mountaineers heading to the top of Mt. Everest when he was resting at the No. 3 Campsite. He had even encountered with a severe "traffic jam" when he reached a height around 8200 meters above the sea level. The mountaineers have to catch the sole rope settled earlier if you want to move to higher place due to the dangerous topography.

Climbing up to the top of Mt. Everest was just a dream for human beings dozens years ago. Edmund Hillary, a professional mountaineer from New Zealand, was the first man conquered Mt. Everest. He reached to the top of Mt. Everest with Tenzing Norgay successfully 60 years ago. There were only 6 mountaineers climbed to the top of Mt. Everest successfully 50 years ago.

The technological progress shortens the distance between the mountaineers and Mt. Everest. It is reported that there are more than 500 mountaineers reached to the top of Mt. Everest successfully in the spring of 2012. At the same time, the application of the advanced technology also made Mt. Everest over crowded. The accurate and reliable climate forecast made mountaineers sprint to the top together on the fine days.

Except for the professional mountaineers, an increasingly number of amateur enthusiasts is also setting Mt. Everest as their target. According to statistics, 90 percent of the mountaineers are insufficient in the basic mountaineering skills. Actually, congestion has been a new threat for the mountaineers' life. There were 234 mountaineers climbed up to the top of Mt. Everest successfully while there were also 4 mountaineers lost their life due to severe damage in quantity of heat caused by congestion – a lot of mountaineers detained here for more than two hours on that day.

Besides, the wastes left by the mountaineers threaten the zoology on Mt. Everest. For the protection of the fragile ecological environment, the mountaineers are always suggested to bring back their wastes while coming down.

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