Mount Everest is known as the "tallest mountain in the world," and ever since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay climbed all the way to the summit in 1953, more than 7,000 people have attempted the arduous hike.
However, what many don't know, or choose to ignore, is the absolute gamble climbers take in trying to climb to the 29,029ft-high peak. At least 200 bodies have been discovered on the trail to the summit, and retrieving them isn't even humanly possible. The "death zone" of Mount Everest is roughly at about 26,000 feet, and it earned its name becauseoxygen levels are only at a third of what they are at sea level. This means that climbers often feel sluggish, disoriented, fatigued. It can also cause extreme damage to organs, and, if they stay more than 48 hours, their chances of survival are slim to none.
One of the most famous dead bodies belongs to Tsewang Paljor, a young Indian climber who lost his life during the infamous 1996 Blizzard of Mount Everest. For the past 20 years, his body is notorious for his neon green boots he was wearing at his death, and when the snow cover is light, many climbers have to step over his extended legs during their journey.
Knowing all of this, we think we'll have to delete this terrifying climb from our bucket list.
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