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Thursday, December 12, 2019

A few days ago I got an email from a man named Apa Tenzing Sherpa, an Everest summiter and mountaineer. He called my attention to a web page that he oversees via the Climbing Gear Lab which posts helpful, interesting and well-written articles about mountaineering and rock climbing gear, technique as well as general geographical information. He asked if I’d be interested in including a link to one of his articles on my blog* since it related to my post on the Mount Everest Marathon. The article, entitled Mount Everest Deaths Statistics by Year (1922-2019), is self-explanatory; it summarizes the deaths over the past 100 years on Mount Everest alone. Since I studied up on the dangers of high-altitude exposure and climbing in extreme weather conditions for sections of my book Running Everest, I am all too familiar with the risks; yet, people still die every year attempting to summit (or descend) the highest mountain on earth. A decision to climb any mountain should be considered and planned very carefully, and the articles from the Climbing Gear Lab can help do just that.

Mount Everest and neighboring peaks. Photo courtesy of Climbing Gear Lab

*I did not receive any compensation for this post, but found not only the article on Everest deaths, but the entire website so interesting that I wanted to share it.

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