Dead Bodies on Everest

14 Unrecovered Bodies Still on Mount Everest thumb7288

There are still 200 bodies that remain on Everest. Usually bodies remain where climbers die, and with the cold climate, decay is very slow, however some bodies on the lower parts of Everest do slowly decay and pollute the melting water that descends into the river below. This makes villagers downstream sick because of the bacteria. Some of the dead bodies are actually used as navigation landmarks by the climbers. Green Boots is probably the most well known. Only a handful of bodies have ever been recovered on Everest due to the high cost and risk of getting them down…

 

Author: Gerry Rosen

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