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Over 290 people have died climbing Mount Everest since 1922. Most deaths occur because of avalanches, and not all bodies have been recovered

Over 290 people have died climbing Mount Everest since 1922. 




After 16 Sherpas died in the Khumbu Icefall in 2014, safety concerns grew and so did demands for change


The overall death rate—the number of fatalities divided by the overall number of people on the mountain, not just those who summit—is approximately 1.2 percent, meaning that if you try to climb Everest, you have about a one in a hundred chance of dying along the way.Jan 22, 2019



Taking Bodies Off Everest
A total of 295 people have died on both sides of the the mountain since 1924. Both Nepal and China have said that they will remove the remains of more dead climbers this year. At least 200 bodies are spread across the mountain on various 


For the last two years, Sherpas haven't even received the certificates foreign climbers do to prove they reached the top. Gyanendra Shrestha, an official with the Tourism Ministry, says the problem is being resolved this season, but sees it pragmatically. Foreign climbers bring a lot of money to Nepal — $11,000 just for the Everest climbing permit. Most Sherpas, he says, are just doing their job


The autographs of people who have stood atop the world's highest mountain line the walls of the Rum Doodle Bar and Restaurant in Kathmandu. The best known is the late Edmund Hillary, half of the two-person team that first reached the top of Mount Everest in 1953. His climbing partner, the late Tenzing Norgay, was a member of Nepal's Sherpa ethnic group.

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