What area on this earth had at one time presented a mountain range as the most inaccessible, with an undisturbed beauty, rarely subject to actual visitation? The Karakorum! It is this range that even with a limit on granted permit use, mankind has changed its majestic and most pristine surrounding lands into the world’s most remote garbage dump with a view!
Where in this world can a traffic jam occur on an alternating one way directional bridge, to therein cause the non-violent means of death to those who waited for its crossing?
Why are the bodies of these perished souls shamelessly near trod upon after frozen in the exact position at the time of their death?
If vexed by this ‘What, Where and Why’ query, do understand that there is necessity for its compilation. This you will recognize instantly when I now inform that ongoing supportive press coverage for these continuances remain strengthened by media. This also being of course, as opposed to having found these quests a complete and asinine waste of time, if fully, the media were to contemplate saneness of rationale.
Therefore in answer to the whats, wheres and whys, I give you: [Should have anyone taken an interest or care …]
The What? — This would have been the Mt. Everest base camp refuse site for climbers. Or, to be more exact, the testing grounds for corporate America’s outdoor recreation companies such as, North Face Inc., Coleman Inc. and Cabela’s Inc. etc. etc. [Not to mention numerous human waste disposal method concoctions.]
The Where? — 26,000 ft. in altitude on a horizontal extension ladder placed over a twelve foot span of a glacial ice crevasse 1,000 ft. deep. If would, should or could have one of these frozen victims had actually taken this plunge…, it only left him or her only 25,000 feet further to fall. Or, for a more vivid and scientific explanation, and as for this glacier’s now recorded movement is concerned; this ice-cubed mountaineer’s timed descent would have been a journey lasting up to 25,000 years in final reach of the warm South China Sea! [Now we know why some chickens don’t want to cross to the other side!]
The Why? — ‘Kick the Cadaver’ happens because, ‘It’s There’ …, in the way. A frozen body lying in the middle of a right-of-way path to glory is much too dangerous to circumnavigate. Of course, it’s also serving as an ominous warning to those who keep pressing higher and higher to conquer a mountain top because it too, ‘Is There!’