Dating a mountain climber
One of the most famous corpses, known as “Green Boots” was passed by almost every climber to reach the death zone.
The identity of Green Boots is highly contested, but it is most widely believed that it is Tsewang Paljor, an Indian climber who died in 1996.
Since 1953 when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay scaled the summit for the first time, over 4,000 people have followed in their footsteps, braving the harsh climate and dangerous terrain for a few moments of glory. The top portion of the mountain, roughly everything above 26,000 feet, is known as the “death zone.” There, the oxygen levels are only at a third of what they are at sea level, and the barometric pressure causes weight to feel ten times heavier.
Over the course of several hours, he froze to death, his body stuck in a huddled position, just feet from his famous companion.
Reach to the left side, then back to the center, then to the right side and back to the center. Place your hands under your hips to support your lower back.
Repeat for 30 seconds, rest, then do another 30-second set. Lift your legs off the floor as you bend your right knee and straighten the left. Keeping your right knee bent, lower both of your legs a few inches and then lift back up.
George Mallory’s body was found 75 years after his 1924 death, after an unusually warm spring.
Mallory had attempted to be the first person to climb Everest, though he had disappeared before anyone found out if he had achieved his goal.