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22 destinations that were ruined by tourists over the past decade

The 2010s saw more people travelling than ever before, according to The Guardian’s report on recent figures from the World Tourism Organisation. But millions upon millions of people going on adventures has put pressure on numerous destinations. Some, like Venice, have long been affected by overtourism, but others like Dubrovnik, […]
22 destinations that were ruined by tourists over the past decade
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Nepali officials reportedly may require climbers hoping to scale Mount Everest to prove their physical fitness, following a year that saw at least 11 people die on the mountain

In the wake of a number of highly publicized fatalities on Mount Everest, the Nepal government reportedly may be preparing to overhaul the country’s climbing permit process. The BBC reportedWednesday that a panel of mountaineering experts and Nepali officials produced a proposal to block inexperienced climbers and unethical mountaineering operators […]
Nepali officials reportedly may require climbers hoping to scale Mount Everest to prove their physical fitness, following a year that saw at least 11 people die on the mountain
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Mount Everest is clogged with inexperienced climbers, but there’s too much money at stake for anyone to do anything about it

As Mount Everest‘s death toll has risen to 11 this year, the mountain’s slate of commercial climbing operations has drawn scrutiny. Business Insider spoke to 11 commercial climbing operators and four climbing experts about the current situation on the world’s tallest mountain. They shared stories of bottlenecking, woefully inexperienced climbers […]
Mount Everest is clogged with inexperienced climbers, but there’s too much money at stake for anyone to do anything about it
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One stunning picture shows why climbers are dying on Mount Everest

One photo illustrates the huge problems on Mount Everest right now. So many people are climbing Everest that climbers are being forced to line up to reach the summit, as a result spending a dangerous, and sometimes deadly, amount of time in the “death zone.” The death zone is an […]
One stunning picture shows why climbers are dying on Mount Everest
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Meet the only NASA astronaut to climb Mount Everest

Scott Parazysnki is the only NASA astronaut who has both flown in space and successfully climbed to the summit of Mount Everest. Parazynski, 57, joined NASA as an astronaut in 1992. He flew on five Space Shuttle missions, and participated in seven spacewalks. After his first attempt to reach the […]
Meet the only NASA astronaut to climb Mount Everest