Blake Snow

writer-for-hire, content guy, bestselling author

As seen on CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox, Wired, Yahoo!, BusinessWeek, Wall Street Journal
It looks like you're new. Click here to learn more.

How Mount Everest became a crowded me$$

Courtesy Nirmal Purja/Twitter

This is an excellent long-read on the overpopulation of bagging Mount Everest (aka “the world’s highest junkyard”).

From The Hustle: “On Everest, even these deaths come at a premium. Retrieving a body is an extremely challenging endeavor that requires as many as 10 Sherpas and can cost up to $70k. Most corpses are left on the mountain; some, like “Green Boots,” become immortalized as trail markers.”

No, thank you.