Body Disposal Form

Before a person climbs Mount Everest, they must fill-out something called a “Body Disposal Form.” In this form, the climber says what they want done with their body if they die while they’re on the mountain.

There are three choices — leave it on the mountain, have it cremated, or have it sent back home.

Please read this Body Disposal Form. Even though it is for a mountain that is near Everest called Cho Oyu, it is similar to Everest’s form.

If you were going to climb Everest, which choice would you make and why?

Only answer this question if you feel comfortable writing about it! It’s okay not to answer this question. Also, if you want to answer the question but don’t want it published here, that’s okay, too. Just say that in your response and Mr. Ferlazzo will be the only person to read it.

26 Comments »

  1. Dejianai b :) Said,

    April 16, 2010@ 2:25 pm      Reply

    wow !
    its crazy to even think about
    dyng on a mountain, but they have
    a paper that lets you decide on how you
    want your body to be disposed if you do
    die on the mountain. man that is too creepy
    bro.

  2. Felipe l Said,

    April 16, 2010@ 2:25 pm      Reply

    If you were going to climb Everest, which choice would you make and why? my choice would be not to climb it because theirs death involved.

  3. ernesto Said,

    April 23, 2010@ 4:36 pm      Reply

    If you were going to climb Everest which choice would you make and why? my choice would be not to climb it because you kould die.

  4. Tommy Vue Said,

    April 23, 2010@ 4:36 pm      Reply

    I would not climb because if i die then i would not get to go back and see my family and friends.

  5. lawrence Said,

    April 23, 2010@ 4:43 pm      Reply

    No I would nit like to climb mountain everest because I don’t want to DIE.

  6. Diego Said,

    April 23, 2010@ 4:44 pm      Reply

    my choice would be to not climb it at all because i would not want to die. and all of the choices seem like bad choices

  7. Houa Lor Said,

    April 23, 2010@ 4:45 pm      Reply

    Wow!!!
    That crazy….if I was them I would not go and waste my time to climb up to the Mount Everest…..I want my time to stay with my family……and friends…..
    One thing that i found interesting is that five climbers on Everest had been killed in the same storm.

  8. Arthur Vue Said,

    April 23, 2010@ 4:48 pm      Reply

    I would climb knowing that i could die just to feel the thrill and excitement.I would have my body sent back home and if not possible then I’ll have it left on the mountain.

  9. tom moua Said,

    April 23, 2010@ 4:49 pm      Reply

    my choice is not to climb mount. Everest because ive seen a lot of movies about mount everest and i see a lot of people dying and i dont want to die yet because i will miss my family and friends.

  10. ker Said,

    April 23, 2010@ 4:59 pm      Reply

    My choice is not to climb Mount Everest because it to much people die. Climb Mount is not easy as you think or someone think.

  11. Dshaune F Said,

    April 23, 2010@ 5:44 pm      Reply

    If you were going to climb Everest, which choice would you make and why?

    My choice would be leave my bodu where i died because i wouldn’t want my family to worry about giving me a funeral if im far from home and second i really do not want to be created like who would want to be burned to ashes

  12. Dshaune F Said,

    April 23, 2010@ 5:45 pm      Reply

    i meant cremated everyone

  13. yenisei Said,

    April 23, 2010@ 5:47 pm      Reply

    i would not like to climb Mt. Everest because i don’t wanna die.

  14. Celina Said,

    April 23, 2010@ 5:48 pm      Reply

    If you were going to climb Everest, which choice would you make and why? I would not choose to climb Everest. Because it is scary enough to just fill out that form, and also there are little chances of staying alive.

  15. Payingl. Said,

    April 23, 2010@ 5:49 pm      Reply

    First of all, why would i want to climb Everest for when your going to come back down anyway?(if i make it back alive). I mean i wouldn’t even think about climbing it when i don’t even want to climb a tree, i’m afraid of heights and yup but if i did climb Everest and i did die on the mountain, i want my body to be “Repatriation” because i want my family to know that i died.

  16. Rudy Said,

    April 23, 2010@ 5:50 pm      Reply

    i wouldn’t climb the mountain I’m not gonna risk my life to be at the top of the world for like 4 minutes

  17. tina long Said,

    April 23, 2010@ 5:51 pm      Reply

    first of all YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

  18. TiNA L. Said,

    April 23, 2010@ 5:51 pm      Reply

    If you were going to climb Everest, which choice would you make and why?
    -I wouldn’t even climb Mount Everest in the first place and filling out the paper is just crazy.

  19. souaxee Said,

    April 23, 2010@ 5:59 pm      Reply

    i would never climb mount Everest because i am scare of dying and i am scare of when you are in a high place you look down it is really scary so i don’t want to kill myself that badly

  20. Xong vue Said,

    April 24, 2010@ 2:36 pm      Reply

    I would want my body to sent back home if I die because I want my family or my relatives to see me for the last time.

  21. brenda Said,

    April 30, 2010@ 4:56 pm      Reply

    i wouldn’t climb it.!!!

  22. Meuy Said,

    May 7, 2010@ 4:57 pm      Reply

    I would probably choose my body to be left on the mountain because I don’t want my parents to be spending money to have my body sent back home. But I wouldn’t even try climbing it at the first place.

  23. Sheryl Said,

    May 8, 2010@ 10:19 pm      Reply

    I would climb just to feel the excitement.I would want my body left on the mountain.

  24. Timothy Heu Said,

    April 8, 2011@ 5:53 pm      Reply

    I wouldn’t leave my body on the mountain because people might steal my pretty face in the snow. ;)

  25. Kevin lu Said,

    April 15, 2011@ 2:51 pm      Reply

    I would not climb Mount Everest because it is very dangerous.


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