Due to the effect of global warming, melting glaciers are uncovering human remains on Mount Everest.
Mount Everest is known for its unforgiving conditions, posing an extreme challenge to whoever tries to climb it. Many have succeeded, but many have failed.
More than 300 people have died trying to reach the summit. The extremely cold temperatures, the intermittent threat of avalanches and blizzards and the lack of oxygen are the main killers of the Mountaineers.
At current times, the overcrowding of mountaineers is another cause of deaths on Mount Everest. Overcrowding not only intrudes others’ personal spaces but also amplifies the risk of avalanches. Avalanches are one of the main causes of death on Mount Everest.
“Most climbers like to be left on the mountains if they died”Mountaineer, Alan Arnette told the BBC
Due to the snowy conditions, bodies will be buried deep down into the snow with no signs of being there. This is due to the constant avalanches, snowstorms and blizzards. This makes it extremely difficult to find the bodies of missing climbers.
Global warming is melting glaciers on Mount Everest
A while back, researchers found that the temperatures on Mount Everest are warmer than average. This is due to the effect of greenhouse gasses causing climate change.
Planet Earth is undergoing global warming, causing a temperature increase all around the world. It is not usual that bodies buried deep inside the snow of Mount Everest are starting to show.
Recovering bodies from the mountain is a very time consuming and perilous job. Due to this, it is very expensive, and also requires Nepalese government agencies to be involved.