By Nalini Edwin
The four bodies found in May changed the picture, by then halfway torn down and partially covered with snow. The snow would likely have contacted them. So-called "paradoxical undressing." Their skin had a "deep brown tan"; notably, the bodies had no external wounds. A group was formed. Eight men and two women could support the theory of a small avalanche, or "a compelling unknown force." A mysterious "envelope" mentioned there was no precipitation in the 25 days before the site was discovered. lt was expected that this would happen no later than February 12th. The group now consisted of nine people. This route, at that season, was estimated as "Category III," the most difficult narrative line. Some facts were missed, perhaps ignored.
Originally appeared in Gigantic.