Did you know that there are over 200 corpses on Mt. Everest?

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Did you know that there are over 200 corpses on Mt. Everest?

Postby Honor » Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:16 pm

Some have been there for decades. The air is so thin up there it's extremely hard if not impossible to get them down.

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Re: Did you know that there are over 200 corpses on Mt. Ever

Postby Talon » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:02 pm

I’m surprised it’s not more. Look, if you want to go do something that’s dangerous to get a thrill, don’t be surprised when it’s dangerous.
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Re: Did you know that there are over 200 corpses on Mt. Ever

Postby ryguy79 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:31 pm

Having read several books on the subject, yes. Highly recommend "Into Thin Air" by John Krakauer.
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Re: Did you know that there are over 200 corpses on Mt. Ever

Postby thewalrus » Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:21 pm

Apparently there's a lot of human waste, and garbage up there too. Kind of disgusting what we're doing to that mountain.
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Re: Did you know that there are over 200 corpses on Mt. Ever

Postby Honor » Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:52 pm

you would think that a lot of the people that go up there would be like the nature / hippie types who wouldn't throw their trash on the ground
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Re: Did you know that there are over 200 corpses on Mt. Ever

Postby thewalrus » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:11 pm

Honor wrote:you would think that a lot of the people that go up there would be like the nature / hippie types who wouldn't throw their trash on the ground


Nah, they're the hyper rich, adrenaline addict types who can afford to spend the money needed to fly there, hire sherpas to carry their stuff, invest thousands in equipment and so on and so forth. I'm sure lots of them care about the environment... I'm sure lots of them don't.
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Re: Did you know that there are over 200 corpses on Mt. Ever

Postby JaysonAych » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:53 am

thewalrus wrote:
Honor wrote:you would think that a lot of the people that go up there would be like the nature / hippie types who wouldn't throw their trash on the ground


Nah, they're the hyper rich, adrenaline addict types who can afford to spend the money needed to fly there, hire sherpas to carry their stuff, invest thousands in equipment and so on and so forth. I'm sure lots of them care about the environment... I'm sure lots of them don't.


And if I'm right, they go up the "easy" side to boot.
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Re: Did you know that there are over 200 corpses on Mt. Ever

Postby millertime » Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:00 am

JaysonAych wrote:
thewalrus wrote:
Honor wrote:you would think that a lot of the people that go up there would be like the nature / hippie types who wouldn't throw their trash on the ground


Nah, they're the hyper rich, adrenaline addict types who can afford to spend the money needed to fly there, hire sherpas to carry their stuff, invest thousands in equipment and so on and so forth. I'm sure lots of them care about the environment... I'm sure lots of them don't.


And if I'm right, they go up the "easy" side to boot.



It is Mt Everast. There is no "easy" at those elevations. Hired Sherpas or not. I know you used quotes. But still, regardless of how much money you have it still takes a fit and brave person.
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Re: Did you know that there are over 200 corpses on Mt. Ever

Postby Turbojett » Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:37 pm

I've seen programs before about Everest and they talk about all the people who try to climb Everest and don't make it. They're supposed to leave them there as reminders/warnings/etc. about how dangerous this is. most if not all are frozen solid under thick encasings of ice, never to move or decay. They say there might be thousands long-buried deep under ice hundreds of years old. Pretty freaky stuff if you think about it.
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Re: Did you know that there are over 200 corpses on Mt. Ever

Postby ryguy79 » Fri May 01, 2015 8:55 pm

Turbojett wrote:I've seen programs before about Everest and they talk about all the people who try to climb Everest and don't make it. They're supposed to leave them there as reminders/warnings/etc. about how dangerous this is. most if not all are frozen solid under thick encasings of ice, never to move or decay. They say there might be thousands long-buried deep under ice hundreds of years old. Pretty freaky stuff if you think about it.



More to the truth, rescue is extremely hazardous/potentially impossible and body recovery even more so.

To those of you that haven't been to high elevation - its serious business. I've been above 14,000ft a lot, many times under my own power (and a bunch of trips up Pikes) and even there you can feel the effects. Can't imagine more than double that.
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Re: Did you know that there are over 200 corpses on Mt. Ever

Postby Pennzoil GT-R » Sun May 03, 2015 11:18 am

I've researched quite heavily getting to Advanced Base Camp. The full climb to the top costs about $50k. Apparently a lot of the deaths are people who for whatever reason (sometimes arrogance, sometimes going mad through altitude sickness) stop listening to the people around them and do stupid things. Once you're up there its hard enough bringing yourself down, let alone anyone else.
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