Community Post: Dead Bodies On Mount Everest
This body has been named "Green Boots." Many of the nearly 200 dead bodies have been named and are used as landmarks. | Dead Bodies On Mount Everest
As of 2004, more than 2,000 people had successfully reached the summit of Mt Everest, while 189 died trying. If you're one of the roughly 150 people to attempt to scale Mount Everest in this year, there's something you'll be sure to see along the way -- dead bodies. Recovering a dead body on Mount Everest is a near impossibe.Due to the extreme weather conditions, bodies that have been dead for over 50 years can still be found with little decay. This is George Mallory who fell to his death in ...
Climb Mount Everest. It's already littered with dead bodies, it doesn't need one more.
Mount Everest. Climbers sometime stumble upon men and women who are dying on the mountain but have no way of helping them so they must leave them to die. Two climbers found this woman alone dying yelling, "Please don't leave me", but were forced to continue on and let her die as they had no means to help her and staying would risk their lives. Years later, they saved up enough money to finally return and give her a proper burial.
Giving Aokigahara forest a run for its money as creepiest place ever is Mount Everest. One of the worst things about scaling Mount Everest, besides the lack of oxygen & hellish conditions, are the dead bodies everywhere. Over 200 people have died in the attempt, and most are still there. The same conditions that make it so dangerous to survive the climb also help preserve the dead bodies. Recovering the dead would be a dangerous and expensive risk. Often the bodies are used as landmarks.
There are over 200 dead bodies in plain sight on the climbing route of Mt. Everest. Removing or burying them is near impossible, as most climbers can't spare the oxygen or energy to save live people, much less dead ones. "Those too high for retrieval will have stone tombs (called cairns) constructed around the corpses to shield them from the elements and the view of other climbers."
Eduard Imhof, Mount Everest/Chomolongma