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  Everest: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly : Part 1

Stealing climbers clothes and boots from dead Everest climbers to sell them!


 A facility in Tibet on the way to base camp Photo by Tom West©EverestNews.com You really have to be there sometimes.

Let's start with some horrible events that have been taking place on Everest in the last few years...

Everest Summits are growing into the hundreds per year. The buzz this success has created brings more and more people to the mountain each year. In the last few years, a horrible and shocking, somewhat unbelievable trend is developing. The undressing of dead climbers on the mountain with the intent to take the clothes, climbing boots, or other gear back to Kathmandu or somewhere else and sell it!

This obviously needs to stop and stop now. One of the cases from the last few years involves Zoran Miletic. Zoran was on a low budget expedition. He died in camp 2 (75000 meters) on Everest after asking others for help, but basically was left to die as no one had time to help him. We can debate the issues of a climber assisting another fallen climber for years. But what happened next, cannot be debated.

Zoran, at some point, was undressed of all his clothes except his red underwear. His boots were also taken. Sherpas who were cleaning the mountain sent us (EverestNews.com) pictures of this horrible event. It is not even certain he was completely dead when this occurred.

Last year an Indian climber who died some years ago was also undressed down to his underwear. Thou some will speculate as to who is doing this the names are unknown. Actions like this needs to be stopped now!!! We encourage anyone who sees events like this in the future to inform the CMA.

The story of " I lost my friend Zoran" is here.

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