Notice I said "climbing" in the title? That's because lots of people don't even make to Mt. Everest and die just trying. Lots of people do make it to Mt. Everest only to die on the way down and they never it back home - in fact MOST people die on the descent. So sad. All to say they stood in a place where no human being should stand. I always wondered why Europeans were so keen on reaching the top of Everest when the people who live around Everest, whose families for generations lived around Everest, who knew about Everest way, way before the white man and yet never yearned to reach the top of that mountain. It was good enough to just live at its base and look up and admire the wonder of nature. Not to go traipsing up to no-man's land for no good reason or purpose. It's absurd. And yet 10 people so far have died in 2017 fooling around Mt. Everest. These people KNEW the risks and difficulty - one climber survived the devastating 2015 earthquake that killed 20 sherpas at once and CAME BACK TO TRY AGAIN and this time he was killed - and they spent a small fortune to basically die a torturous death on an ice-cold mountain located far, far from home.