As Norwegian writer godhead/v explains in his blog a sea of lead, a sky of slate, Mount Everest comes with its own "Death Zone" as well. But unlike most other mountains, this area has earned itself the name of "Rainbow Valley" due to the multicolored down jackets of the numerous corpses littering the hillside. Everest has claimed one in every ten who have attempted to reach the summit and, despite the harsh conditions of lethal altitudes, corpses have remained in place for decades, some appearing frozen in time with their climbing gear intact.
The entire article is quite an interesting read, but some readers may find the graphic nature of the images disturbing. If you're okay with that, then click here to read the whole thing.
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