Melting glaciers are revealing dozens of dead bodies on the world’s tallest mountain, according to news reports.
The treacherous journey to the summit of Mount Everest is riddled with obstacles — falling ice, rugged terrain, biting temperatures and incredible heights that cause altitude sickness. While nearly 5,000 people have successfully climbed the mountain, another 300 are thought to have died along the way.
Some of these bodies ended up covered in ice and remained hidden that way for many years. But now, climate change is accelerating the ice melt around them, exposing multiple limbs and bodies, the BBC reported March 21.
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