Mount Everest

Mount Everest

The higher altitudes of Mount Everest (greater than 8000 m) is called the Death Zone. Lack of oxygen, exhaustion, extreme cold and climbing hazards all contribute to the high death toll in this zone. Since rescuing or carrying an injured climber back to basecamp is impractical, they are typically left behind to die. About 150 bodies have never been recovered and it’s not uncommon to find corpses near the standard climbing routes. Even experienced climbers have perished in this zone.

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