Sherpas Find 5 Bodies While Cleaning Up Mt. Everest
A group of 20 Sherpas who are ethnic Tibetans living atop the Himalayas in eastern Nepal have found five bodies while scouring Mount Everest for rubbish. The head of the team told the AFP that the body of American Scott Fisher who perished in a 1996 mountain disaster was among the five discovered in the low-oxygen “death zone” above 8,meters. While Fisher’s remains were left untouched due to his family’s wishes those of two other mountaineers were retrieved with their families’ consent.
Since April the Sherpas have collected more than 2.5 tons of debris on Everest which had piled up during the 50-year history of mountain climbing.