Mountain climbers have been enjoying a long weekend at the world’s tallest peak, but one new climb could be on the way.
The world’s highest mountain is scheduled to open its doors to climbers on Monday, bringing the total number of climbers to nearly 3.6 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.
That’s up from the 2.2 million who climbed the peak in 2012.
There have been a total of 9,569 people on the mountain in the last four years, according the Journal.
With so many climbers coming from around the world, the new wall will be much bigger than ever before.
It will be more than 20 times the size of the current one.
“This is the largest climbing wall in the world,” a Wall Street press release read.
“With more than 15 miles of new climbing, this will be the biggest in history.
It is going to be a real treat for everyone to come see this incredible feat of engineering.”
It will be a “major milestone for the tourism industry,” the press release continued.
“It will bring millions of tourists to the city and bring jobs to the region,” the statement read.
The wall will cost $6 billion to build, and is expected to open in 2024.
The Wall Street news site reports that the wall is expected in time for the winter holiday season, which is the busiest time of the year for tourists and the biggest tourist spending season of the entire year.
It is expected that the number of people climbing the mountain will drop from the current 4.5 million to less than 1 million by 2021.
The new wall is a response to the climbing of the world-famous “Dory” mountain.
The current wall is located on the Pacific Crest Trail.