Corpses on Everest
November 2, 2005 12:41 AM Subscribe
I hear that the path one takes while climbing Mt. Everest is littered with the dead bodies of people who have failed in their attempts to summit (1
). The wikipedia artcle
alludes to the fact that the bodies are "...easily visible from the standard climbing routes."
Well... I've seen a ton of shots of the summit, so I know they've taken cameras up the sonofabitch. And I know something about the morbid human fascination with his impermanence. So the thing I'd like to know is... where are the pictures?
posted by cadastral to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (21 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Not trying to be ghoulish, at all. Just... I can't stop thinking about the creepyness of stepping over perfectly-preserved corpses while persuing a perfectly optional "leisure" activity.
They don't have to be graphic, but they have to exist... somewhere. I've googled every way I know how. Surely someone must know where they keep them. Thanks for any help you can provide.