Friday, June 28, 2024

GIVING UP ..........


I personally do not get the whole  everest thing  ..........wanting  to climb a  fucking frozen rotunda....... .....if i need  cold ....... i will stick my head in the  deep freeze at a supermarket.......tha is  all i need  ....we  were  not  designed to live in the  cold   ......really fucking cold  .....cold as  fuck cold .... sir......polar bears /penguins/seals.......those are the fuckers  ......that are meant to live in cold  shit ........  they can  sleep in cold  shit...... and  not  die  .......we  cannot  ........go lie...... and  try and  sleep in cold  ...... see how long you last ....why does anyone  want to climb  Everest ........obviously married men .......who want to get away for the  wife and kids has  to be ........ no single man  would  want to  risk the  chance of  dying in the  mountains........... ..on top of  a whore !!!!!....yes......  in the mountains  no !!!!! a  strip club  yes Everest no !!!!!......

Also....... the way  the  Sherpa's are   used........ and  abused carry the white man's shit you know .......... brothers/African Americans .......will not  do this ....... they like  Hennessey/strippies/strippers/ /weed/pole dancing emporiums /chasing stanks.......

only crazy white people....... love  doing dangerous shit like this........ and   standing next to  buffalo...... swimming with wild animals's a fact ......

And not to mention the  fucking shit/garbage/stuff/oh yes....... and bodies ......well that is what you get........ for  fucking  with mother  nature  ......i have no  fucking  sympathy at all .....

As ice melts, Everest's 'death zone' gives up its ghosts

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More than 300 people have died on Everest since the 1920s, eight this climbing season alone (Prakash MATHEMA)
More than 300 people have died on Everest since the 1920s, eight this climbing season alone (Prakash MATHEMA)

On Everest's sacred slopes, climate change is thinning snow and ice, increasingly exposing the bodies of hundreds of mountaineers who died chasing their dream to summit the world's highest mountain.

Among those scaling the soaring Himalayan mountain this year was a team not aiming for the 8,849-metre (29,032-foot) peak, but risking their own lives to bring some of the corpses down.

Five as yet unnamed frozen bodies were retrieved — including one that was just skeletal remains — as part of Nepal's mountain clean-up campaign on Everest and adjoining peaks Lhotse and Nuptse.

It is a grim, tough and dangerous task.

Rescuers took hours to chip away the ice with axes, with the team sometimes using boiling water to release its frozen grip.

"Because of the effects of global warming, (the bodies and trash) are becoming more visible as the snow cover thins," said Aditya Karki, a major in Nepal's army, who led the team of 12 military personnel and 18 climbers.

More than 300 people have perished on the mountain since expeditions started in the 1920s, eight this season alone.

Many bodies remain. Some are hidden by snow or swallowed down deep crevasses.

Others, still in their colourful climbing gear, have become landmarks en route to the summit.

Nicknames include "Green Boots" and "Sleeping Beauty".

- 'Death zone' -

"There is a psychological effect," Karki told AFP.

"People believe that they are entering a divine space when they climb mountains, but if they see dead bodies on the way up, it can have a negative effect."

Many are inside the "death zone", where thin air and low oxygen levels raise the risk of altitude sickness.

Climbers must have insurance, but any rescue or recovery mission is fraught with danger.

One body, encased in ice up to its torso, took the climbers 11 hours to free.

The team had to use hot water to loosen it, prising it out with their axes.

"It is extremely difficult," said Tshiring Jangbu Sherpa, who led the body retrieval expedition.

"Getting the body out is one part, bringing it down is another challenge".

Sherpa said some of the bodies still appeared almost as they had at the moment of death — dressed in full gear, along with their crampons and harnesses.

One seemed untouched, only missing a glove.

The retrieval of corpses at high altitudes is a controversial topic for the climbing community.

It costs thousands of dollars, and up to eight rescuers are needed for each body.

A body can weigh over 100 kilogrammes (220 pounds), and at high altitudes, a person's ability to carry heavy loads is severely affected.

- 'Turn into a graveyard' -

But Karki said the rescue effort was necessary.

"We have to bring them back as much as possible," he said. "If we keep leaving them behind, our mountains will turn into a graveyard."

Bodies are often wrapped in a bag then put on a plastic sled to drag down.

Sherpa said that bringing one body down from close to Lhotse's 8,516 metre peak — the world's fourth-highest mountain — had been among the hardest challenges so far.

"The body was frozen with hands and legs spread," he said.

"We had to carry it down to Camp Three as it was, and only then could it be moved to be put in a sled to be dragged."

Rakesh Gurung, from Nepal's tourism department, said two bodies had been preliminarily identified and authorities were awaiting "detailed tests" for the final confirmation.

The retrieved bodies are now in the capital Kathmandu, with those not identified likely to be eventually cremated.

- Missing mountaineers -

Despite the recovery efforts, the mountain still holds its secrets.

The body of George Mallory, the British climber who went missing during a 1924 attempt on the summit, was only found in 1999.

His climbing partner, Andrew Irvine, has never been found — nor has their camera, which could provide evidence of a successful summit that would rewrite mountaineering history.

The clean-up campaign, with a budget of over $600,000, also employed 171 Nepali guides and porters to bring back 11 tonnes of rubbish.

Fluorescent tents, discarded climbing equipment, empty gas canisters and even human excreta litter the well-trodden route to the summit.

"The mountains have given us mountaineers so many opportunities," Sherpa said.

"I feel that we have to give back to them, we have to remove the trash and bodies to clean the mountains."

Today, expeditions are under pressure to remove the waste that they create, but historic rubbish remains.

"This year's trash might be brought back by the mountaineers," said Karki. "But who will bring the old ones?"


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