Recent dangerous and deadly overcrowding on Mount Everest is not likely to end anytime soon. At least 11 people have died in 2019. Experienced climbers complain about traffic jams near an area with low oxygen levels known as the “death zone.” Experts are calling the climb a “death race” or a “zoo” after so many deaths on the mountain. While the altitude and harsh conditions near the summit can be dangerous for inexperienced climbers, many are pointing to overcrowding as the reason for the recent deaths. Nepal says it has no plans to limit permits on the world’s highest mountain. Climber Robin Fisher posted his concerns about overcrowding on social media shortly before he died atop Mount Everest. High-altitude climber Jim Davidson reached the top of Mount Everest in 2017. Davidson relates his own experiences climbing Everest and the permit process which is under scrutiny amid overcrowding (For more on Mount Everest, view ‘Climbing Mount Everest’ in Category ‘Celebrate Every Day’).