Video captures horrifying human traffic jam of people summiting Mount Everest

A new video has again shown the horrifying human traffic jam of people attempting to summit Mount Everest.

It has been a horror two weeks on the world's highest mountain, with 11 climbers killed as queues of hundreds of people form in what is called the "death zone".

While pictures have steadily been coming from the peak, a new video uploaded to Instagram shows the horrific reality facing those making the climb.

Posted by "Commando_of_mountain", who says he has summited Mount Everest, Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Elbrus, the video appears to show a group of people being pushed against an ice wall as others try and get past on their way to the top.

The video, which was posted on Tuesday and has since been viewed over 22,000 times, shows at least 50 people in a tight spot.

Experts say poor weather has made the climbing window smaller, forcing keen mountaineers to head out at the same time. There have also been more permits to scale the mountain handed out than ever before.

But the Nepalese Government says permits aren't to blame, but the inadequacy of the climbers' skill.

Most people can only spend a few minutes at the peak without extra oxygen supplies and with added exhaustion from waiting in lines, deaths were inevitable, according to experts.

There is only one route to the summit, meaning further delays and congestion could result in an increased number of fatalities.


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