Melting glaciers at Mount Everest reveal bodies of dead climbers that raise concerns from the organizers of expeditions to the famous summit, according to the BBC.
The BBC reports that global warming opens up the deadly mountain's gruesome secrets. Everest has claimed the lives of nearly 300 climbers since the first attempt to conquer the mountain in 1921, two-thirds of which are buried in the ice and snow. In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach Everest's summit.
"Due to global warming, the ice and glaciers are rapidly melting, and the dead bodies that remained buried these years are now being exposed to" Ang Tshering Sherpa, former president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, told the news.
The BBC also interviewed an official who had retrieved about 1
Famous remains on the deadly mountain have included a body name "Green Boots "of climbers supposed to be the body of an Indian climber who died while falling from the 1996 summit.
body, wearing neon green climbing boots, became a landmark for climbers, although there are reports of that it is no longer visible.
In 1999, the well-preserved body of the famous British mountaineer George Mallo Ry was discovered at Everest, 75 years after his death. Mallory's remains were subsequently covered by a cairn. It is not clear whether he ever reached Everest's summit.
Retrieving bodies from the mountain is filled with danger. The hardest organs to be retrieved are near the 8,850 meter (29,035 feet) summit in the low oxygen area known to mountaineers as the dead zone.
In 2017, a team of local Sherpa reclaimed the climber's body of an Indian climber who had been on Everest for a year. The expedition sparked heated debate in the mountaineering community about the moral of risking multiple lives to retrieve bodies from one of the most unforgivable places on Earth.
"To get a body off the mountain, they risk the lives of 10 people," Tshering said at the time.
The high-risk expedition to retrieve the body from the Indian climber and two others from Everest was funded with about $ 92,000 from the Indian state of the West Bengal.
"It was a very dangerous operation, West Bengal Prime Minister Sayeed Ahmed Baba acknowledged.
" It was hard to find Sherpas who were willing to go. But we had to do it for the families. "Last year, officials in Nepal confirmed that a Japanese climber's bodies and a Macedonian mountaineer were found on the mountain. Five climbers died on Everest in 2018.
The BBC reports that organs are also removed from the north of the mountain, which is in China's autonomous region, Tibet.
Spring season when the weather conditions are best at the world's highest peak began on March 1 and ends May 31.
The number of climbers trying to scale the peak in recent years has even raised concerns about overcrowding and further aggravating the dangers of the mountain Some 563 climbers will be heading from Nepal's southern side in 2018.
China said in January that it would reduce the number of climbers by one third this year as part of the plans for a major upgrading of the mountain bordering the border. China also closed its Everest base camp to tourists indefinitely earlier this year as part of the clean-up efforts.
Scientists have highlighted the effects of climate change on the famous mountain.
In 2017, experts from the UK's University of Leeds, the University of Sheffield, Aberystwyth University and the National Environmental Research Council (NERC) drilled into Khumbu Glacier to record temperatures deep below its surface.
The Nepalese glacier is located on the slopes of Mount Everest.
The research published in the journal Scientific Reports in 2018 revealed: "a minimum ice temperature of only -3.3 ° C [26.06 F] with even the coldest ice is a full 2 ° C warmer than the average annual air temperature . "  "These results suggest that high-rise himalayan glaciers are vulnerable to even less atmospheric warming and will be particularly sensitive to future climate warming," the University of Leeds explained in a statement.