Glacial melting has emerged a new concern after bodies exposed along with immune of Mount Everest to global warming.
Melting snow& ice on Everest as a result of higher temperatures reveals bodies of dead climbers.
“Due to the impact of climate change and global warming, snow and glaciers are fast melting and dead bodies are increasingly being exposed and discovered by climbers. Since 2008 my own company has brought down seven dead bodies of some mountaineers, some dating back to a British expedition in the 1970s”
Former president of Nepal Mountaineering Association, Ang Tshering Sherpa explains how climbers find bodies because of climate change as glaciers & snow are melting fast.
Bodies are removed from Chinese side of Everest as a result of beginning of Spring.
Nepal’s Expedition Operators Association deals with removal of dead bodies has been difficult due to a law requiring involvement of agencies related to government.
Since 1922, 200 people have died on peak of Everest.
“This issue needs to be prioritized by both government & mountaineering industry”
Removing bodies cost between $30,000 to $70,000 in order to be retrieved from mountain.
Most deaths occur in a portion of Everest above 26,000 feet.
Last February, a report was released by International Center for Integrated Mountain Development that spells fear of glacial melting out in Himalayas states that 2/3 of Himalayan glaciers might melt by 2100 if global warming continues.
Melting glaciers are exposing the bodies of dead climbers on Mount Everest – which has claimed the lives of nearly 300 mountaineers Dead bodies of climbers are well preserved in the cold climate on Mount Everest Many are still buried under ice but are appearing because of global warming Some of the bodies are now being removed from the Chinese side of the slopes