Nepal considering more restrictions after Mount Everest deaths

The man behind the picture of hundreds of climbers gridlocked at the mountain's summit said he spent 90 minutes amid the crowd, directing traffic to ensure safety.
1:45 | 05/30/19

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And now to the dangerous jam at the top of mt. Everest, where 11 people have now died, including those two Americans. We showed you the images last night here, and tonight, our team trying to get some answers. The man who took this stunning image now describing the harrowing scene on that climb, the jam at the top. ABC's James Longman asking authorities there, is anything being done to stop those dangerous jams? James is in Kathmandu again tonight. Reporter: Tonight, we talked to the man who took that infamous photo of hundreds of climbers gridlocked at the summit of Everest. Tensions running high. There was a bit of an argument when I took the pictures, because people who were coming up wanted to go fast and people who summited wanted to go down, too, as well. Reporter: He says he spent 90 minutes in the crowd directing traffic at the top of the world. Somebody had to take the lead, because if you don't manage that, everybody is going to get stuck. Reporter: But 11 climbers were lost in just ten days, including two Americans. Climbers telling horror stories of passing dead bodies. Very sadly, there was a dead person on the line. My guide and I checked, she was definitely dead. Reporter: Nepalese officials say the images of Everest crowds don't capture the whole picture, but they're now considering more restrictions. There are many ways to control the tourism and business here. We can learn from this season. And James Longman reporting in again tonight from Kathmandu. And James, I know you asked authorities in Nepal if they are taking steps. They indicated they were, so, what are they considering tonight? Reporter: Well, there are a number of options, David. They're considering asking all climbers to show proof they've reached a minimum altitude in previous climbables before they attempt Everest. David? James, thank you and the team again tonight.

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