In total, nearly 300 climbers have died on the way to the top of Mount Everest. Two-thirds of them has their last icy resting-place found. Many of the bodies are extremely well preserved by the bitterkoude climate on the mountain – even decades after the death.Read also the Bodies of two childhood friends finally found it: 30 years ago they disappeared to climb in the Himalayas Uncovered
But that begins to change. “By the warming is melting the glaciers and ice caps quickly,” explains sherpa Ang Tshering, former head of the Nepalese alpinistenassociatie, to the BBC. “Dead for a very long time well buried and hidden layers, the last years more and more to the top.” That is especially the case in the ‘Khumbu Icefall’ and in the area South Coll’ at base camp 4. More and more often there is suddenly an arm or a foot, wheezing, or more. the
The bodies that the last few years by rescue workers down are removed, usually associated with recent fatal expeditions, in low-lying areas. Now the elderly seem to be - and well hidden - so exposed.
this according to experts not only has to do with the global warming, also the movement of the Khumbu glacier, there is something between. “Therefore, we see here and there suddenly seem to be popping up,” said Tshering Pandey Bhote, vice-president of the Nepalese organization of mountain guides. “Most of the climbers are mentally well prepared for such a thing to see,” he adds.