Dead bodies on Mount Everest

Ever since I read the book Into Thin Air, by John Krakauer, I’ve been fascinated by attempts to reach the peak of Mount Everest. Incredible how many people died trying to reach the summit or, having reached the top, died on the descent.

They are grisly, but these pictures are a part of the Everest story.

  • This should serve as a warning that mountains are not a place for fame and glory, but a symbol of the very thin line between life and death.