The high point of the 2016 season has seen a dramatic increase in climbers from both the start and the finish, with almost 3,000 people making it to the top of the world’s highest peak, according to a new report.
The report, from the UK’s Climbing Britain, found that on average, 1,800 people scaled the mountain every day during the first half of 2016, which equates to more than 5,300 people climbing every day.
The climbing season has also been marked by a number of high profile falls, including one that killed a teenager and a two-year-old boy.
The UK is the highest-climbing country in Europe, with more than 1,000 peaks, according the report.
However, it also has one of the worst fatalities on the continent.
The British Association of Mountain Guides (BAGM) said the peak had seen more than 80 deaths since the start of the season, including six deaths in 2016 alone.
The latest figures from the British Alpine Club show that more than 700 climbers have died on British climbs this year, which is double the number in the same period last year.
In 2016, the BAMG recorded 4,200 deaths, with 4,500 of those climbers coming from Britain.
“A lot of people have climbed these peaks because they want to have the experience, to be able to talk about it in the press, or to climb the next route,” said Sam Woodhouse, BAMGs general secretary.
“We don’t want to see that happen again, and that’s why we are seeing an increasing number of people coming up to us for advice.”
There has also recently been an increase in the number of climbers in the United States and Australia.
In May, the International Federation of the Phasing Out of the High-Pole Climbing and Mountain Climbing industry (IFMPC) reported that there were now about 2,000 more people on UK high peaks than there were in 2016.
However the number is expected to continue to rise this year and next, as more climbers attempt to climb each peak.
“There’s definitely a lot more competition than in 2016,” said Mr Woodhouse.
“In the past it was mostly climbers who were doing it.
Now it’s also climbers coming down for the first time, and it’s the young people who are coming up.”
I think the sport is evolving in this country and the next generation will be climbing more.
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