Deliverance from 27,000 feet (Mount Everest)

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    About 5,000 people have reached the 29,029-foot (8,848-meter) summit of Everest at least once since Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary first did it in 1953. Nearly 300 people have died on the mountain in that period, according to the Himalayan Database, which tracks such things.

    Nepal officials estimate that about 200 bodies remain scattered across Everest. A few are so familiar, so well preserved by the subfreezing temperatures, that they serve as macabre mileposts for the living, including one corpse commonly called Green Boots. Other bodies remaining on Everest include those of George Mallory, dating to his fatal attempt in 1924, and the guide Scott Fischer, part of the 1996 disaster depicted in “Into Thin Air.”
     
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    Seriously a great article.
     
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    i just meant no thx to actually trying to hike mt everest
     
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    Piece of cake!
     
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    There's been a movement the past few years to try to remove/recover the bodies because of how many there are. It's just a logistical nightmare for obvious reasons.

    Good story. I've always been fascinated with Everest.
     

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