Utmost Adveture Trekking

An estimated 225 corpses remain frozen on Everest’s lofty flanks. That's because it costs up to $30,000—not to mention considerable risk to removal parties—to bring a body down from the so-called "Death Zone" to where a helicopter can remove it from the mountain. Most bodies are simply removed from view of the main routes and, if possible, buried. A few, however, remain in sight and have become grim waypoints along the way that climbers use to judge how close they are to the summit.