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Mount Everest glacier melt exposing climbers' dead bodies, experts warn - 3 months ago, 21 Mar 13:12

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Climbing Mount Everest is one of the biggest challenges in the world, and sadly nearly 300 climbers have died during the feat.

Now, experts have warned that as glaciers on the mountain melt, the dead bodies of many of these climbers are being exposed.

Ang Tshering Sherpa, former president of Nepal Mountaineering Association, said: “Because of global warming, the ice sheet and glaciers are fast melting and the dead bodies that remained buried all these years are now becoming exposed.

"We have brought down dead bodies of some mountaineers who died in recent years, but the old ones that remained buried are now coming out."

Unsurprisingly, moving these dead bodies is no mean feat, especially since Nepal’s law requires government involvement to deal with bodies.

Most of the bodies have been surfacing in an area called the Khumbu Icefall, while other have been exposed in an area called South Coll.

Speaking to BBC News, an official ...
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