The 1996 Mount Everest Disaster

The 1996 Mount Everest Disaster was the worst single tragedy the mountain had seen in its history. A two days long storm, the disaster took the lives of 8 people: 3 guides, 2 clients and 3 Indo-Tibetan Border Police. 1996 was the deadliest year for Mount Everest, until the 2014 Mount Everest Avalanche that killed 16. The disaster made people question the commercialization of Everest and made them wonder if it was truly a mountain fit for amateurs to climb.

If you want to learn more about the events that occurred in 1996, here’s a very interesting National Geographic documentary.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrtc8XD34iA

(Maggie Gruber)

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