Body disposal

My wife Delanii has climbed several mountains with me and she’s also been very supportive regarding my Seven Summits project.

However, today she showed first signs of worry as IMG, my guide company for both Vinson Massif and Everest, sent me some forms to fill, including a body disposal form.

It may sound macabre, but the fact is that people die on Mount Everest regularly and therefore these kind of preparations are needed.

Normally, your body will be put in a crevasse or buried in a respectful manner by your expedition team, unless its feasible (not often in the Death Zone above 8000m) to bring the body down for cremation by Buddhist monks or in some cases, for repatriation to home.

Whatever one chooses, the document is pretty effective in highlighting the dangers involved in climbing high mountains!

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