Edited on 10/22/2015:
Special thanks to charron for providing this list of the dead:
shailendra Kumar Upadhyay 2011- Nepal - Attempt to be oldest (82 Yrs) climber to summit
Shreya shah-Klorfine of Toronto 2012
David Sharp england 1996
George Mallory of england 1924
Hannelore Schmatz Germany 1979
Serguei Arsentiev USA 1998 - Lost while trying save wife Francys
Francys Arsentiev USA 1998
Tsewang Paljor ("green boots") of India 1996
Francys Arsentiev USA 1998 (before she was covered by Flag)
Blair Griffiths Canada 1982
(UPDATE on 09/17/2017):
Special thanks to Tanner Lilley for this updated list:
Victims in this video:
Shailendra Upadhyaya (left) Unknown (Right)
David Sharp (Reconstruction by BBC For Documentary)
two Unkown victims (possibly from one of the failed Chinese expeditions in the 1960s and 70s)
also Unknown (possibly also from the 70s judging by the clothing)
same as above
Unknown (same as at 0:26
on the right)
same as 2:03
"Green Boots" (Unknown Indian Climber who died in 1996)
Unknown Chinese or Nepalese Climber from the 1960s
Unknown "The Skeleton of Rainbow Valley"
Unknown (said to be Peter Boardman or Joe Tasker)
There may be some people missing, who are in the video but still unknown.
Hello everyone! It's been quite a while since I've uploaded anything to my channel. But recently, I've made a video that I've been wanting to make for quite some time, and I have the connection to do it, so I figured, "why not?"
How this video came about:
About 2 years ago, I became aware of the problems of Mount Everest; more specifically, the pollution and garbage that has piled up over the years on this beautiful and majestic peak. In doing so, I became fascinated of the story about so many bodies being left behind. When climbing the World's Tallest Mountain, it's a given that you're facing death. Especially since nothing can survive without oxygen above 24,000 feet in elevation. However, in my research, it seems many people are either unaware of just how difficult it is to simply survive on such a challenging obstacle as Everest, or they just play ignorance. In any case, many are saddened, shocked; even horrified at the prospect of having to climb over bodies while ascending to the Summit. Indeed, many bodies become landmarks; names on maps, who's real identities are forgotten to time.
While looking over images of bodies on Mount Everest those 2 years ago, I noticed that I was humming the song, "Dust In The Wind" by Kansas. I knew right then that I had to make a music video using these haunting images, as well as this beautiful song. I would like to dedicate this video to all those whom have perished in their quest to summit the World's Tallest Mountain. Let us never forget that they had names, identities, and most importantly, families and friends who loved and cared about them. They paid the ultimate price for the best chance any mortal on this Earth has to touch Heaven.
I have included a disclaimer for the music in this video, at the end of the video. Nevertheless, at the risk of this video being taken down because of legal reasons, I am going to state here:
DISCLAIMER: This video was made for Educational Purposes only. "Dust In The Wind" is the property of Kansas, and their respective Publishers/Producers. No money is being made off of this video, and no copy-right infringement is intended.
All images were found using a simple Google Search.
Thank you very much for watching. Comments are greatly appreciated.