December 1, 2012

Bodies left on Everest a morbid reminder of the mountain's unforgiving conditions

Tibet Mount Everest
Mount Everest (Photo credit: Göran Höglund (Kartläsarn))
Mt. Everest is a beast of a mountain; not the most difficult to climb, but the tallest. It takes several days of trekking to get to the mountain and about four days to climb it. Climbers both reach the top and are also forced down the mountain before summitting the mighty peak. Others remain on the mountain, seemingly frozen in time, reminding the rest of us of the perils of climbing such a peak. This is a link with some photos of  folks left on the mountain, reminders of the delicate balance between life and death in such an unforgiving place.  
A warning - These pics aren't for everybody.

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