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Crowds converging on Machu Picchu in Peru.

22 destinations that were ruined by tourists over the past decade

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Roxanne Vogel.

A woman who summited Everest in just 2 weeks fasted during intense workouts and slept in oxygen-starved chambers to prepare for the journey

Roxanne Vogel, an endurance athlete, ate only about 200 calories the day she summited Everest. It was a feat she'd been training for.

Nepali officials reportedly may require climbers hoping to scale Mount Everest to prove their physical fitness, following a year that saw at least 11 ...

The proposal would reportedly hike the climbing fee from $11,000 to $35,000 and require applicants to submit a certificate of physical fitness.
11 people have died on Mount Everest so far this year.

Mount Everest is clogged with inexperienced climbers, but there’s too much money at stake for anyone to do anything about it

Mount Everest claimed 11 lives this year, but climbing operators and activists alike say dangerous conditions on the mountain predate the 2019 season.
Kami Rita Sherpa shares a wave and a smile after climbing Mount Everest his twenty-second time, a new record for the most summits of the world’s highest mountain, in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 20, 2018.

A Mount Everest record-holder says summit ‘traffic jams’ aren’t the problem — it’s the trek down that kills people

Kami Rita Sherpa has climbed Everest 24 times, with more summits than anyone alive or dead. He said the recent deaths are not due to overcrowding.
In this photograph taken on April 26, 2018, a sign points towards the Everest base camp while two trekkers walk in the Everest region in Solukhumbu district some 140km northeast of Nepal's capital Kathmandu. - The route is a busy gateway for tourists, climbers and porters heading to the Mount Everest region in Nepal.

Mt. Everest climbers describe chaotic ‘Lord of the Flies’ situation near the peak, with fights breaking out amid unruly overcrowding

Climbers at Mount Everest face overcrowding, dead bodies, and a lack of empathy from others in an all-out battle to reach the top of the mountain.
Ronald Crystal, 77, hiked 18,000 feet high on Everest in April. But things didn't go exactly as planned after that.

A 77-year-old doctor diagnosed himself with a deadly lung problem while climbing Everest — here’s how he survived

Dr. Ronald Crystal, a pulmonary physician, realized he was showing signs of a dangerous lung condition while climbing Mount Everest.
Climbers make their way to the summit of Everest in Nepal on May 22, 2019.

Dead bodies litter Mount Everest because it’s so dangerous and expensive to get them down

Most of the corpses that fall on Everest still litter the mountain today, because it's a dangerous and life-threatening task to get those bodies down.
Lhakpa Sherpa stands on the summit of Mount Everest in 2016.

What the top of Mount Everest is really like, according to the woman who’s been there a record-breaking 9 times

Everest record-holder Lhakpa Sherpa knows what it's like to summit the world's highest peak better than almost anyone else on the planet.
Climbers waiting in the "death zone" to summit Mount Everest.

At least 11 people have died on Everest as the mountain continues to overcrowd

The deaths come amid reports of severe overcrowding at Everest's "death zone," an area 26,000 feet above sea level with limited oxygen supply.