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The long queue at the top of the world

It was once considered unconquerable, now climbers are literally queuing as they are forced to wait for their turn to stand at the summit of Mt Everest.

It is congestion that is literally costing lives.

11 people have died so far this climbing season and many of those have lost their lives on the descent or after they make it back to base camp.

Queensland’s Alyssa Azar has climbed Everest twice and was the youngest Australian ever to make it to the summit.

She tells Mark the Nepalese government needs to have a serious look at how many permits it hands out and the people it allows to climb Everest.

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