Monday, December 03, 2012

Dead bodies on Mount Everest

Dead bodies on Mount Everest
"Ask any climber who has beaten the mountain and reached the 29,000 foot summit and they will tell you the most memorable, and disturbing, part of their climb were the many perfectly preserved bodies that they passed on their way to the top. In an environment where the climber’s every step is a struggle, rescue of the dead or dying is all but impossible and bodies of the dead are almost always irretrievable. The bodies become part of the landscape and many become landmarks that later climbers use as way markers during their climb. There are an estimated 200 bodies lying around the topmost part of Mount Everest."

(Warning: some disturbing images.)

1 comment:

  1. Buddy8:26 AM

    Something like 1 in 4 die trying the ascent. Absolutely insane activity.