More than 4.800 climbers have taken it in 8848 meter high mountain on the border between Nepal and China. Of these, nearly 300 have lost their lives, and many are left on the mountain than in the day.
– because of global warming melting the ice caps and glaciers quick, and the dead bodies that had been buried for many years is exposed now, " says Ang Tshering Sherpa, former general manager of Nepal bergsklättrarorganisation, to the BBC.
To retrieve bodies from the mountain is both difficult and expensive – according to experts, it can cost between 300.000 and 700.000 per body. In addition, there is also a moral aspect.
– The majority of climbers want to be left on the mountain if they die. It can thus be considered disrespectful to take them down, unless they must be moved from the klättringsrutten or if their families want to have the body, " says mountaineer Alan Arnette to the BBC.