Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mount Everest as seen by Buddha Air

Buddha Air's Everest Experience flight passes by Mt. Everest (8848m).

We show you Mt. Everest like no other airline-closer, clearer and in a much better angle. All this in the comfort of our latest generation American Aircraft - BEECH 1900D, the safest 19-seater aircraft in the world.

This unused postcard is from 2011.

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Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, attracts many well-experienced mountaineers as well as novice climbers who are willing to pay substantial sums to professional mountain guides to complete a successful climb.

By the end of the 2008 climbing season, there had been 4,102 ascents to the summit by about 2,700 individuals. Climbers are a significant source of tourist revenue for Nepal, whose government also requires all prospective climbers to obtain an expensive permit, costing up to US $25,000 per person. By the end of 2009 Everest had claimed 216 lives. Conditions are so difficult in the death zone (altitudes higher than 8,000 m/26,246 ft) that most corpses have been left where they fell. Some of them are visible from standard climbing routes.

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