Interesting Fact - Mount Everest

A team of mountaineers are aiming to retrieve the bodies of climbers who have lost their lives on Mount Everest and to clean up decades of old rubbish from the mountain in what is being called the world's highest ever clean-up campaign; Extreme Everest Expedition 2010. The team are hoping to bring five bodies down from the summit, including the body of a Swiss climber who died in the mountain in 2008, whom, with the family's permission, they plan to cremate on the mountain.

(Since 1953, when New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepal's Tenzing Norgay Sherpa were the first to climb Mount Everest's summit, more than 4,000 climbers have scaled the mountain. So, the team will be picking up empty oxygen bottles, gas canisters, torn tents, ropes, and utensils that have been left lying between the South Col and the 8,850m (29,035ft) summit. I hope it all goes well.)

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