The body of “Green Boots” (an Indian climber who died in 1996) lies near a cave that all climbers pass on their way to the peak. Green Boots now serves as a waypoint marker that climbers use to gauge how near they are to the summit. Green Boots became separated from his party in 1996 and sought this mountain overhang (really a small, open mouthed cave) to use as protection from the elements. He sat there shivering in the cold until he died. The wind has since blown his body over.
The body of Shriya Shah-Klorfine on Mt. Everest, 300m below the summit. 19 hours of climbing she reached the top and spent 25 minutes celebrating, began her descent, ran out of oxygen and died of exhaustion.
Please don’t divorce her. Ever. I want to know she is not out there, lurking. Lying, pretending we will have a romantic day, by the Lake.
Holy Crap, I thought this was a joke! What would drive a man to do something like this?