A total of 200 mountaineers were killed in an accident while attempting to climb Mount Everest. Their bodies are still lying there and their ghosts are probably haunting them – which inspired Robin to write the following lines:
Ghosts of the Everest
Two-hundred ghosts that haunt the top
Two-hundred who are dead.
Two-hundred bodies that don’t rot.
Preserved in ice instead.
No air to breathe here high above
The air is much too thin.
The highest place on Earth, my love.
And always it has been.
No-one will ever take them down
To bury them away
No-one will ever come around
The dead are here to stay.
To be continued…