India, June 12 -- While going through your social media feed, you might have come across this bizarre viral photograph that shows a long queue of climbers at the peak of Mount Everest. This picture, as funny as it was to some, was also a point of discussion around the safety of the climbers. But, there is only so much one can tell from a photo. Aditya Gupta, a Delhi-based businessman, who happened to climb the Everest on the same day, recalls his horrific experience.

He says, "When you're into trekking and mountaineering, Everest becomes the ultimate prize. This year I turned 50 and so I thought I should give it another shot." But, nothing had prepared Gupta for the horror that was ahead. Taking from his experience, he says, "Everest is ...