Melting glaciers on Mount Everest revealing bodies of dead climbers

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MOUNT EVEREST

Melting snow and glaciers at the world’s highest peak are revealing the bodies of climbers who have died there.

Expedition operators at Mount Everest say they’re finding dead bodies on the mountain more often recently. They say it’s due to high temperatures melting snow and ice.

Nepal Mountaineering Association officials say climate change is the cause. One official told CNN it’s a serious issue and affecting their operations.

“We are really concerned about this because it’s getting worse,” the official told CNN. “We are trying to spread information about it so that there can be a coordinated way to deal with it.”

It’s believed that more than 200 people have died on Everest since 1922. That’s when the first recorded deaths happened there. Most of the bodies are believed to be buried under snow and glaciers, CNN reports.

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