The triumph and tragedy that is Mount Everest
What compels someone to climb to the top of the world?
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TRAVEL Mount Everest
Reports by media outlets that melting snow and ice on Mount Everest is revealing the bodies of dead climbers serve to, once gain, highlight the risks of global warming. The news has also underlined the inherent dangers faced by mountaineers attempting to summit the world's highest peak, which can result in triumph or tragedy.
Browse this gallery and be reminded of the highs and lows associated with this legendary Himalayan mountain.
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