Footage released on Monday shows how Russian mountaineers trekked to Mt Everest’s so-called ‘death zone’ in order to perform a funeral for Slovenian alpinist Marko Lihteneker, who died in 2005 due to lack of oxygen.

Sherpas assisted climbers Oleg Savchenko, Alexander Sidyakin and Sergey Larin in their expedition to the site of the body. The Expedition was called ‘Everest. 8300. Point of no return’, because 8,300 metres (27,231ft) above sea level is so high that planes and helicopters are unable to reach it.

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