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So mount everest contains over 200 dead bodies.
Did you know that there’s a certain height (26K ft) up, where climbers have to decide whether they should rest or continue on.
Those that chose to go up must go up there and back fast enough, because at that high of altitude necrosis sets in (cell injury) and there body is literally DYING.
So they gotta get back fast enough before their body shuts down.
Here are some of the bodies:
The body of David Sharp still sits in a cave at the top of Mount Everest.
David attempted the climb in 2005 and near the top, stopped in this cave to rest. His body eventually froze in place rendering him unable to move.
Over 30 climbers passed by him as he sat freezing to death. Some heard faint moans and realized he was still alive. They stopped and spoke with him. He was able to identify himself but was unable to move.
Brave climbers moved him into the Sun in an attempt to thaw him but eventually, realizing David would be unable to move, were forced to leave him to die. His body still sits in the cave and is used as a guide point for other climbers nearing the summit.
The body of “Green Boots” (an Indian climber who died in 1996) lies near a cave that all climbers pass on their way to the peak.
Green Boots became separated from his party in 1996 and sought this mountain overhang (really a small, open mouthed cave) to use as protection from the elements. He sat there shivering in the cold until he died. The wind has since blown his body over.
Francys Arseniev, an American women who fell while descending with a group (that included her husband), pleaded with passerby’s to save her.
While climbing down the side of a steep section of the mountain, her husband noticed she was missing. Knowing that he did not have enough oxygen to reach her and return to base camp, he chose to turn back to find his wife anyway.
He fell to his death in the attempt to climb down and reach his dying wife. Two other climbers did successfully reach her but knew carrying her off of Mount Everest was not an option. They comforted her for a while before leaving her to die.
Feeling great remorse, they returned eight years later vowing to find the body and enshrine it in an American flag (they succeeded). After details of the disastrous climb became known, it was realized that Francys Arseniev had become the first woman from the United States to reach the summit of Mount Everest without the aid of bottled oxygen.
These are just 3 of the many bodies out there.
You can read more about the others, get more information and know where I got this information from here