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A clear view of the bodies

The climate change also leads to chilling twists and turns. Because even the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest with its 8848 m, is affected by the rising temperatures. The result, according to the Nepalese Sherpas, the best informed witnesses on the prestige mountain: snow and glacier melt and expose more and more of the body of deceased Everest climbers.

a Question would be would-be conqueror in the next few years, at most, by no means just literally go over dead bodies. The number of Everest deaths recorded Name for Name. The Die began with a Nepalese in June 1922, and stopped for the time being in may of 2018 with the dead number 297. Because these days, the latest Everest season begins, you need to be a Prophet to say: The 300 limit is soon exceeded.

The commit of the Everest also so that was always passing by the dead. Phase to rise to the top contenders at the North saddle even a deceased Indians, to him, the Swiss Kari Kobler slammed into a nearby cave. As the "Green Boots" was the fall asleep fell asleep because of his green shoes in the Everest history – and as an orientation aid.

five-digit amount for Expedition

"The bodies on Everest are for us a guide to the summit," said Everest-expedition leaders Kobler, once dry, in the "views", as it was in this part over the decades, preserved bodies to be signaling support from meat.

And yet, the mountain tried to conceal dough shaft of the death on Everest, as well as possible. "Green Boots" is example of this. He has now been, or at least with the stone cover removed. This is the Official from Nepal and China. Finally, you earn with your Everest a year a lot of money.

The participation in a commercial Expedition costs due to high permit fees and a five-digit amount. Those who like it more exclusive, with private Sherpas and feel-good oasis at the Base Camp, you can also pay 100'000 Swiss francs.

But: The Everest-dead interfere with the clearance of the monumental mountain. That's why they were moved, if at all possible, in the Minimum, again and again, and the first glance, removed.


With the snow - and glacier melt has to Perish on Everest this should Tactics – of course also to all the other 13 mountains beyond 8000 m. however, Because none of them is as popular as the Everest, you die nowhere more often. The statistical desire for the Macabre is revealed, however: The deadliest 8000 – in relation to the high increase is the Annapurna. Every third person dies of this mountain.

The Die has a Tradition. Only with the advent of social media, but the images of the mountain of corpses reached every sofa athletes. This will be Issued some of the family member suffering, and an expensive Expedition to start. Because in order to salvage a corpse, the sticks, possibly even frozen in the "death zone", there needs to be the Teams in bold and experienced Altitude mountaineers. The costs are at a Minimum in the mid five-digit range.

The commit of the Everest that was always passing by the dead.

All of the Everest-dead but never or dragged off to be laminated. There are too many of them. Who wants to stand about in the future, on the "roof of the world", will still have to deal more intimately with his finite nature – or in the preparation, better questions, whether it is this adventure worthy of and willing to accept, the passing of the dead like-minded people.

of Course, the overwhelming majority of the summit will be willing to the famous Everest Quote of George Mallory. The British have the dubious honour came in 1924, to die as the first Europeans on Everest. On the question of why he wanted to, of all things, these giants are high, he said: "Because it is there."

in 1999, was tracked down his body. It was thanks to the cold top. The question of whether Mallory reached the summit as the first, could you still answer never. Now Mallory is, so to speak, as a symbol for this in the future, macabre dead-looking.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 01.04.2019, 22:16 PM

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