Friday, 5 April 2013

Cemetery on Mount Everest

Group of climbers on Everest pass by unburied bodies scattered here and there it is the same mountain climbers, but they were not lucky. Some of them fell and broke any bones, frozen or simply someone weak and still frozen. What morality can at an altitude of 8000 meters above the sea? Here it is every man for himself, just to survive.

 Statistics defectors there is no one, because the climb basically savages, and small groups of three to five people. And the price of this ascent is from 25t to 60t $ $. Sometimes pay extra life if saved on the details. Thus, the eternal guard left there about 150 people, maybe 200. And many who have been there, they say that they feel look black climber, rests in the back, because right on the northern route has eight bodies lying open. Among these were two Russian. From the south, there are about ten. But deviate from the paved trail climbers are already afraid, and can not get out, and no one to rescue them will climb.

Most likely, all of these people who were left lying there, thinking that it's not about them. And now they are a reminder that not everything in the hands of man.

So if you want to prove to yourself that you are mortal, then it is worth trying to go on Everest.

Creepy tales walk among climbers who were on top of that, because it does not forgive mistakes and human indifference. In 1996, a group of climbers from Fukuoka University, Japan rose to the Everest. Very close to their route were three climbers in distress from India - emaciated, icy people asked for help, they have experienced high-altitude storm. The Japanese have passed by. When the Japanese team down, then there was no one to save the Indians already frozen.

 Wind and snow are doing their work, the places on the body that are not covered by clothing, snow wind gnawed to the bone, and the older the body, the less it is still flesh. Evacuate the dead climbers nobody is going to the helicopter can not rise to such a height, and drag myself to the carcass from 50 to 100 pounds is not altruistic. And lie unburied climbers on the slopes.

It is alleged corpse of the first climber to conquer Mount Everest, who died on the descent.
It is believed that the first Mallory reached the summit and died already on the way down. In 1924, Mallory and his partner Irving began to climb. The last time they were seen with binoculars in the clouds only 150 meters from the summit. Then the clouds came together and climbers disappeared.Ago, they did not return until 1999, at the height of 8290 m, the next explorers stumbled on top of many bodies killed in the last 5-10 years. Among them are found Mallory. He was lying on his stomach, as if trying to hug the mountain, head and hands are frozen into the slope.Irving's partner was not found, although binding on the body of Mallory said that the couple were together until the end. The rope was cut with a knife and possibly Irving could move and leave a comrade died somewhere down the slope.

Well, not quite so all climbers are so selfish, yet save and quit their in trouble. Only the many who died - are guilty.
For the establishment of personal record of anoxic climbing, American Francis Arsent'eva already lay prostrate on the descent two days on the southern slope of Mount Everest. By frozen, but women were still alive climbers from different countries. One offered her oxygen (from which she at first refused, not wanting to spoil his record), others poured a few sips of hot tea, there was even a couple who tried to bring people to sneak her into the camp, but they soon left, as risked their own lives.Male American, Russian climber Sergei Arsent'ev with which they were lost on the way down, did not wait for her in the camp, and went to look for her, in which also died.

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