Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Bodies recovered from Mount Everest

The Nepalese government seeks help in identifying four climbers whose bodies were brought down from Mount Everest during a particularly deadly climbing season atop the world's tallest peak.

According to Agence France-Presse, the remains were worn to near skeletons because of the brutal conditions and brought down as part of a larger cleanup effort on the mountain. Officials weren't sure how long the remains had been on Everest, AFP reported.

"We're waiting for families to come and claim the bodies," Dandu Raj Ghimire, director general of the Department of Tourism, told Reuters on Thursday.

About 300 people have died on Everest over the years, including at least 11 this climbing season, which has been marked by crowded slopes, inexperienced climbers and bad weather.

Mira Acharya, a director at Nepal's tourism department, told The New York Times that if families do not come forward to claim the remains, the bodies will be cremated.

What caused Everest's deadly season?: Overcrowding, inexperience and a long line to the top

The government plans to work with embassies in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, to get in touch with the families of foreign climbers who died on Everest, the Times reported.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.