Mount everest deaths
Recovered: This photo from May 2010 shows sherpas receiving two corpses from near Everest's summit. ( There used to be a climbers code that if someone is in trouble your personal goals were give up to help those that were in trouble. It is just a matter time before dozens or hundreds are caught in a storm like what happened in Jon Krakauers book on the 1996 expeditions. The path to the summit has become littered with bodies and trash. Ego run amok with the unqualified paying guides to summit.
It's 9 p.m. on May 20 and we've been in the death zone on Mt. Everest, the world above 8,000m for just over five hours. For the first time in my life, I am terrified to fall asleep. Why? Because I'm afraid I'm not going to wake up. This is the most terrifying moment of my life. With the sound of oxygen flowing through an artificial mask, I surrender and drift away wondering whether or not I will ever wake up.
The top of the world was conquered sixty years ago by Hillary and Tenzing. This brave feat opened the doors to conquering Everest and many bold adventurers fought and lost a profoundly dangerous battle with this beast of a mountain. In particular, an area called the ‘Death Zone’ claimed many lives as men struggled to [...]