If at all you have read about the preparations for climbing Everest or the story of the famous George Mallory you would know how much strength and most likely the courage it takes to ascent that mighty mountain. Most people start training early on and dedicate their life just to make it to the ‘conquered Everest’ club. While we all might be fascinated with such stories of adrenaline there is also another wrecking sight to it. Mt. Everest provides the most testing and dangerous weather conditions and some people despite all their will and passion do not survive it. Stats provided by Wiki state that over 290 people have died climbing the Everest. Here are some images that show how conquering such heights can lead to the end of lives.
Geroge Mallory climbed the Everest in 1924 after a previously failed attempt. However the second time it is assumed that he was the fisrt man to conquer the Everest. A lot of arguments are based on this assumption. The above image is reported to be Mallory’s and his cause of death seems to be him falling off a cliff and a pickaxe striking him in his head, causing his death immediately.
The person in the above picture is not identified yet but it surely shows the harsh reality that lies above 8000 ft.
Francys wanted to conquer Everest with her husband, and the two became separated. She ran out of oxygen, had frost bites and the other climbers were unable to her at such a high altitude without risking their own lives. Ultimately they decided to leave her for the time being by the time they came back, it was too late.
Green Boots is the name given to this unidentified corpse however Wiki states that it probably belongs to Teswang Paljor. Turn next for more.
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Teswang got caught in a blizzard while descending the mountain and lost his life. After his death, his body acts as a guide for other climbers and reminds them to gauge their distance to the summit.
This corpse is believed to be of Hannelore Schmatz who is believed to be the first woman who died on Mount Everest. She was leaning against her backpack while she lost her life and hence it describes why the body is at an awkward angle.
It is always advised to take help from others and ask for advice when you want to achieve great heights. David is one such example who did not follow these tips. An article in Medium states that David decided to climb Everest alone. He took less oxygen than required and when he finally stopped beside “Green boots” to take some rest, he lost his life. Turn next for more.
It is believed that this picture belongs to Shriya Shah-Klorfine who apparently got a bit too excited when she reached the peak. She spent more time than usual celebrating it and while descending, ran out of oxygen, and died.
It seems that this climber did not suffer a massive drop or some catastrophe. Which lead many to believe that he died due to a cardiac arrest.
This picture shows the harsh and gruesome reality of the mighty mountain and not all are blessed by it.