The weather outside is frightful...but not as frightful as the weather on Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world and highest point on Earth! In honor of the chilly season we're taking a dangerous journey to explore the most horrific tragedies and creepiest facts about the world's tallest peak...including the fact that the mountain is literally littered with corpses.
Yes, the culmination of mountaineering achievement - summiting Mt. Everest - isn't possible without basically climbing over the dead, semi-mummified bodies of unsuccessful climbers past. These include George Mallory, who may have been the first person to summit Everest (but didn't make it down alive); "Green Boots", the horrific so-called mile marker made by the body of a deceased climber; and the victims of the 1996 Everest disaster and 2014/2015 Everest avalanches. Who knew the pinnacle of, well, pinnacles was so freaky and deadly?
Join us on an expedition through Everest mountaineering history, the tragedies along the way...and the remains of those who never made it back to Base Camp alive.
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