In this photo taken on June 29, 2016, Devils Tower climbers are seen on a route from the second floor of the Devils Tower in New York City.
They climb through the city’s tallest tower in a bid to set a record for the most consecutive days without a fatality.
The climbing community is grappling with a new kind of epidemic as it tries to cope with a sudden surge in the number of people dying from falls and other falls.
This is the second-to-last day of the five-day, three-day period beginning Monday, June 30, the day before the record-breaking day.
The Devils Tower Climbing Club in New Jersey says more than 500 people have died since June 10, when climbing season kicked off.
The club has been on a heightened alert since the beginning of the season.
A group of climbers has been climbing the world’s tallest building, New York’s Devil’s Tower, since September.
The group, led by American Chris Smith, has been the biggest group of people to climb the structure since climbing began in 2007, climbing more than 4,500 feet in a week.
“We have a mission,” Smith said.
“We want to reach as many people as possible and we want to save lives.”
This is an important accomplishment,” Smith added.
Last week, Smith said he and his group had seen “tens of thousands” of people climb the New York skyscraper.
After a four-month hiatus, the climbing community was on edge as a number of climbers from around the country and the world climbed the iconic building.
At a time when many of the world leaders are visiting New York, a number were planning to climb, including U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping and former President Barack Obama.
Some people are still hesitant to venture up the tower, said Rob Bell, a climber with the New Jersey Devils who climbed the tower in 2007.
The Devils Tower is one of the most famous structures in the world and it is not uncommon for people to die at the top of the building, he said.
He said it was a very different experience than a regular climbing trip.
Smith said he felt that he was risking his life for the sake of other people.
It’s a dangerous sport, he added.
The tower is the tallest building in the United States, but the building has fallen into disrepair and is only accessible by elevators, he noted.
But he said climbing at the tower is safe, and that the climbing is safe and people can climb up without fear.
In addition to climbing the New Tower, the Devils are planning to take another climb on the other side of the globe.
The climb is scheduled for the end of July, and is expected to cost $4,000.
Bell said he hopes to raise $4 million to build a climbing wall and to use some of the funds to pay for medical care for the climbing group.
Clothing is not allowed on the climbing wall, which is part of a plan to limit the number deaths and injuries.
People who have climbed the building have also been taking precautions.
Riding the clock, the group of six members will wear protective gear, such as a helmet and protective clothing.
The gear is meant to reduce the risk of falls, injuries and the spread of disease, Smith told The Associated Press.
New York City has seen a spike in fatalities from falls, including a man who died at the base of the Devil’s tower in September after falling from the top.
In October, another man died at a spot below the top after climbing the tower.
Since July, the New Yorkers climbing club has seen over 1,000 climbers who climbed on the New-York tower, Smith added, and he said it is an increase of 30 percent from the previous year.
More than a dozen people have climbed across the United Kingdom, including an American who died after falling at the end in August, a Canadian who died in May, and a Canadian, who died on New Year’s Eve in Sweden, Smith wrote in an email to The Associated News.
For many, climbing the Devil tower is about more than climbing, he continued.
I have had so many great experiences in New- York climbing and I’m so grateful to have been a part of this incredible experience,” Smith wrote.
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