Tomb in the Sky: The Dead of Mount Everest

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Each year, hundreds of people attempt to climb Mount Everest. Each year, someone dies trying. More than 200 bodies remain there, making the mountain a graveyard in the sky. In this episode, we look at why the climb is so deadly and the lives behind some of the most well-known climbers who still reside on Everest. Do you love to cry? Do you think my voice is nasal but not quite nasal enough? Well get ready, because I'm barely intelligible through my tears. Apologies in advance.
Legends of Everest:
George Mallory, Sandy Irvine, Harsh and Jai Bahuguna, Hannelore Schmatz, Tsewang Paljor, Subedar Samanla, Dorje Morup , David Sharp, Marko Lihteneker, Francys and Sergei Arsentiev, Scott Fischer, Lopsang Jangbu Sherpa, Anatoli Boukreev, Rob Hall, Doug Hansen, Yasuko Namba, and Andy Harris.
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Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer

Everest, 2015

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