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Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by Explorers(m): 9:49pm On Oct 19, 2016
Mountain Everest, the highest point on the planet at a height of 8,848 meters.

Mount Everest's summit is located within the 'death zone,' an area of the mountain which is above 8,000 meters.

In the 'death zone' prolonged life is essentially impossible as the lack of oxygen and pressure means the body will eventually shut down over time.

More than 4,000 people have successfully climbed Mount Everest since Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first recorded climbers to reach the summit in 1953.

But there are many more thousands who tried and failed, with hundreds paying the ultimate price.



Today, it's estimated that there are more than 250 dead bodies resting on the mountain.


Over 250 bodies, left exposed out in the elements, some for decades and well preserved because of the freezing temperature.

Some bodies, like that of a young Indian climber named Tsewang Palijor, are so well-known that they are used as landmarks by other climbers on their way to the peak.

Palijor died during a blizzard in 1996, still wearing his full equipment, including a pair of neon green boots.

For years, climbers on Everest's north side knew they were getting close to the summit if they saw Palijor's body.

When snow cover is light, some climbers have even had to step over his extended legs on their way through.

Why so many bodies remain on the mountain years after the person's death is due to a few different factors.

One, some mountaineers and professional climbers who die on the mountain prefer to remain there, co-opting a tradition from seafarers more than a hundred years ago, according to the BBC.


But the major reason so many bodies are left in open view is due to the expense and danger involved with removing them.

Returning a body to a family can cost thousands of dollars and require help from six to eight people, all of whom may be putting their own lives in danger just to retrieve someone else.

And actually tryingto get a body back down the mountain can be incredibly difficult.

"Even picking up a candy wrapper high up on the mountain is a lot of effort, because it's totally frozen and you have to dig around it," said Ang Tshering Sherpa, president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association to the BBC.

"A dead body that normally weighs 80kg might weigh 150kg when frozen and dug out with the surrounding ice attached."

In 2007, Ian Woodall, a British climber, returned to Everest to bury the bodies of three climbers he passed on his way to the summit.

One of the climbers, a woman named Francys Arsentiev, was still alive when Woodall reached her during his initial ascent.

Her first words to him were"don't leave me behind."

The grim reality, though, is that Woodall could not have done anything for her without jeopardizing his own life or the lives of his team members.

He was forced to leave her to perish alone.

Climbing Mount Everest has become much safer over the past decade thanks to advances in technology and climbing gear.

Satellite phones allow a climber to stay in contact with base camp to get constant updates on weather systems in the area. A better understanding of exactly what kind and how much gear to take has also caused the death toll to drop dramatically.




http://www.starpulse.com/the-problem-with-the-200-dead-bodies-on-everest-1904549061.html

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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by Explorers(m): 10:01pm On Oct 19, 2016
Climbing Mount Everest is a four days expedition (from the Base camp - Camp iv)which climbers spends each night at each camp, excluding the weeks spent at the base came(training) to get the climbers/tourists body used to the high altitude.



Major causes of Death on Mountain Everest includes Altitude sickness, shortage or lack of oxygen at 8,000metres, ice collapse, storms, Avalanche, injuries from fall, exposure or health problems related to conditions on the mountain.


Not all bodies have been located, more are missing, so details on those fatalities are not available.

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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by Explorers(m): 10:12pm On Oct 19, 2016
Green Boots.


Probably the most famous body that’s used as a marker is a body called “Green Boots,” located on the Northeast ridge near a limestone alcove at about 28,000 feet.

The body’s nickname comes from the green mountaineering boots that are still on the body’s feet.

It’s believed that the body is that of an Indian man named Tsewang Paljor, who was seen wearing green boots when he and his six man team climbed the mountain in 1996. On May 11, they were hit by a blizzard.

Paljor and two of his teammates continued up the summit, while the other three turned around. Apparently Paljor and his teammates reached the summit and radioed down to the base, saying that they had accomplished their mission. On the descent, Paljor hid in the cave from the blizzards, but he ultimately died from exposure in the cave while wearing the distinct boots.

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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by Explorers(m): 10:21pm On Oct 19, 2016
David Sharp (Cause of death: Exposure/Exhaustion).


This British climber sat down to rest by GreenBoots, got cold and couldn’t continue on. Apparently other climbers passed David while he was still alive, but couldn’t help him without seriously endangering their own lives.

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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by Explorers(m): 10:25pm On Oct 19, 2016
Shriya Shah Klorfine.

Shriya reached the summit in 2012, but died of exhaustion on the descent. Her bodies lies 1000 feet from the summit, draped in a Canadian flag.

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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by Explorers(m): 10:28pm On Oct 19, 2016
Marko Lihteneker.


This Slovenian climber died descending the mountain in 2005. His body is a mere 160 vertical feet below the summit.

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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by ezechueze(m): 11:04pm On Oct 19, 2016
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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by Nobody: 11:05pm On Oct 19, 2016
was it necessary

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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by dacovajnr: 11:12pm On Oct 19, 2016
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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by Eleniyan15: 11:18pm On Oct 19, 2016
interesting

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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by samtee37(m): 11:52pm On Oct 19, 2016
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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by JhimmyThall(m): 12:20am On Oct 20, 2016
Explorer... His thread are always meaningful, very educative. God bless you op.

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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by tonaydo(m): 12:21am On Oct 20, 2016
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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by YOUNGELDER1(m): 12:27am On Oct 20, 2016
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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by Ishilove: 1:34am On Oct 20, 2016
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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by horlahsunbo225(m): 1:42am On Oct 20, 2016
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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by olasubomi007(m): 2:18am On Oct 20, 2016
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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by aumeehn: 3:29am On Oct 20, 2016
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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by moscobabs(m): 5:35am On Oct 20, 2016
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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by ednut1(m): 5:45am On Oct 20, 2016
wat a terrible way to die chai. bt if pple did not take risks and adventures the world would not have developed sha. trust black pple they love their lives they rarely embark on such hehehe. still waiting for a black shark attack victim.

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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by Explorers(m): 5:48am On Oct 20, 2016
Hannelore Schmatz.


On October 2, 1979, 39-year-old Hannelore Schmatz and her team led by her husband, had reached the summit of Mount Everest via the southern route.

On their way down, the expedition was forced to stop about 100 meters shortof Camp IV (there are four camps before the summit), where Schmatz collapsed and died from exhaustion.

Another climber, American Ray Genet, also died, but the rest of the team survived. In the ensuing years, Schmatz’s body haunted people climbing the southern route.

Her body was recognizable because it appeared to be sitting casually, still dressed in the clothes she died in.

Also, even though she was dead, her eyes were openand her hair would blow in the wind. In 1984, a Nepalese police officer and a Sherpa tried to move Schmatz’s body, but they died in the process.

After about 20 years, the wind pushed Schmatz’s body into a valley below where it remains to this day.

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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by Explorers(m): 5:51am On Oct 20, 2016
Francys was climbing with her husband Sergei in 1998 and the two became separated. With no way to communicate they never reunited, and met their ends alone on different parts of the mountain.

She died of exposure and suspected cerebral edema, while he appears to have died from a fall.

It’s usually too difficult to evacuate bodies from Everest, so some climbers passing by gave her a more dignified burial by covering her with an American flag.

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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by Explorers(m): 5:55am On Oct 20, 2016
ednut1:
wat a terrible way to die chai. bt if pple did not take risks and adventures the world would not have developed sha. trust black pple they love their lives they rarely embark on such hehehe. still waiting for a black shark attack victim.

Lol..Nobody one die now bro. Funny part is, climbing the mountain can be very expensive.

It costs between $50,000 - $100,000 or even more sometimes. From training, to buying of climbing gears/equipments, portable air tank, masks, tents, hiring of a professional climber(s) as guides and so on.

Excluding Visa fee/air ticket to Nepal and hotel accommodations/feeding/medicals for about two weeks or more.

I also learnt tourists/climbers must pay Nepal government about $11,000 before climbing.

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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by Wildcards(m): 6:01am On Oct 20, 2016
Very interesting thread.
Thanks OP.
Scaling the Everest is on my bucket list cheesy

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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by Explorers(m): 6:01am On Oct 20, 2016
George Mallory was a British schoolteacher who was born in 1886.

A naturally gifted mountain climber, he often climbed in the Alps and Wales. In 1921 and 1922, he was part of two of the first major expeditions to climb Everest.

The first one in 1921 was more to map out the mountain and the second expedition a year later came to an end after an avalanche killed seven people on Mallory’s team.

In 1924, Mallory was chosen for a third expedition. Just before he was about to set off, Mallory was asked why would anyone want to climb Everest andhe famously replied, “Because it’s there.”

On June 6, Mallory and another mountain climber named Andrew Irvine started their ascent and by June 8th, they had reached an altitude of 26,800 feet (the highest peak of Everest is 29,029 ft). They set off on the morning of June 8 to the summit and that was the last time that anyone saw themalive.

It’s unclear if Mallory and/or Irvine reached the peak. Mallory’s body was found in 1975 by Chinese climbers at 26,760 feet, but Irvine’s body was never found.

It’s believed that Mallory died from a bad fall. His body is still relatively well preserved, considering his body has been lying there for over 90 years.

Everest wouldn’t be conquered until 1953, when Sir Edmund Hillaryand Tenzing Norgay reached the summit.


http://www.toptenz.net/10-people-who-never-left-mount-everest.php

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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by Explorers(m): 6:03am On Oct 20, 2016
This is one of the several bodies that have been found high up on the mountain and never identified.

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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by oglalasioux(m): 6:05am On Oct 20, 2016
Very interesting!

Good one, OP.

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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by Explorers(m): 6:14am On Oct 20, 2016
Wildcards:
Very interesting thread.
Thanks OP.
Scaling the Everest is on my bucket list cheesy

Really? Do you have the heart bro?

Check the movie first, it will shock you.


True life story from 1996 disaster on Everest.



Rob Hall, a mountaineer who guides tourists to the summit.

1996 Rob made his 5th summit with two clients, a partner and other climbers.

On their way back, there was a storm at over 20,000ft on the mountain.

They died, but before Rob died, he called the base camp to patch him through to his pregnant wife at home.

He talked to his wife, apologized for not making it back home, named the unborn baby Sarah and he died.



His body remains on the mountain and others who lost their lives that day.



https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Hall?_e_pi_=7%2CPAGE_ID10%2C4964177355

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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by DollyParton1(f): 6:22am On Oct 20, 2016
Explorers:

Just before he was about to set off, Mallory was asked why would anyone want to climb Everest and he famously replied, “Because it’s there.”
I'm asking myself same question.
But some people like living their lives on the edge

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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by Funjosh(m): 6:40am On Oct 20, 2016
It has never cross my mind to climb Everest one day, but with all these am seeing lemme kuku go enjoy for Maldives cool

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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by Nobody: 6:46am On Oct 20, 2016
Hmmm, na by force

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Re: Graveyard At 26000ft, Stories About The Frozen Bodies On Mount Everest(Photos). by Funjosh(m): 6:47am On Oct 20, 2016
Explorers:


Lol..Nobody one die now bro. Funny part is, climbing the mountain can be very expensive.

It cost between $50,000 - $100,000 or more sometimes. From buying gears/climbing equipments, portable air tank, training and hiring of a professional climber(s) as guide.



Bros that money plenty o shocked

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