Everest… a glimpse of the wonders along with the horrors
Everest hanging body
Did you know that 200 dead bodies are used as signposts on Everest?
Mount Everest is the peak of the world and an open burial ground at the heights.. Reaching the top of Everest is a dream come true for any mountaineer and adventurer. But with that, you will have to put your own life as a pledge. Many adventurers risk their skills, luck and lives to tackle Everest. There are many winners and even more losers. Many of the losers never came back, those who succumbed to death…Everest hanging body
Although there were many dead, only 200 bodies have become landmarks… probably because of the importance of the place where they died. But each corpse not only marks the distance to the top of the world, but each corpse is a shocking reminder of the extreme innate possibility of the journey. According to many climbers, seeing so many corpses, both landmarks and non-landmarks, is the hardest part of the Everest journey. But it is impossible to recover the dead bodies from there.. Often the dead cannot be saved and have to be left for dead. Because every extra second spent on it is dangerous and leads to one’s own death. There are also those who have surrendered to death.
Due to the intense cold, even bodies from 50 years ago can still be seen with little damage. They are relatively new or not damaged at all. Most of the people sit down to rest a little earlier or doze off and then succumb to death because their bodies are frozen and unable to get up. A problem faced by those who reach the top (summit) is sudden swelling of the body due to cold, although they can survive the extreme cold. Another is being separated from the crowd, so that when alone, help may not be received early in an emergency.
Most of these 200 bodies each have a name. The main one is Greenboots… This is an Indian named Sevang Paljor who died in 1996. Green Boots is located near a cave that must be traversed to reach the top of Everest. A sign of how close the goal was… By ten years later, Green Boots had another partner.
In 2006, English climber David Sharpe had taken a short break near the cave next to Green Boots.
In that sitting, the body froze and could not move, but it was not dead. About 30 people passed through it at that time, but only a few who came at the end understood that he did not die. But as it was too late, nothing could be done and had to be left to die.
Marko Lihneker is a Slovenian man who died due to a problem with his oxygen mask. On the way back death was due to exhaustion due to lack of oxygen. The body was found at an altitude of 8,800 meters. If you reach the highest point and conquer Everest, you should only spend five minutes or so there. Each time you spend too much time increases the risk of birth defects. An example of that is when Shri Shah Klorf reached the summit in 2012, he spent 25 minutes there. When they came back, they were exhausted due to lack of oxygen
Only 300 meters to go down. The body was also found draped in a Canadian flag.
There are people who have reached the top of Everest without the help of bottled oxygen. Frances Arsentive was the first American woman to do so, but she turned back and went a long way and then disappeared. It was her husband who reached the trek camp in the evening and found that she had not come. Having reached a safe place, he looked for his wife and climbed back up. Everyone knew that it was of no use as it had less oxygen. Francis Arsentive’s body was found the next day by two climbers. But it was only after a year that Francis’s husband’s body was found after they rushed back upstairs.