I don't know if I'm wrong here, but, it appears that several feet of snow had fallen since the hikers left their tent to their deaths. Wasn't it snowing that day they stopped and made the tent? Maybe I don't understand the significance of that man standing next to ten foot high wall, but, I assumed that a lot of snow had fallen and covered everything in the meantime, since weeks had passed, and that's why some of the bodies weren't found right away,especially, the last four. I could be wrong, but, that's what I was thinking when I saw that picture. The tent looked like it was almost buried, too, so, a lot of snow had fallen and maybe the hikers didn't have to dig that deep, if they did have to dig, because, if they did have to dig that deep, they would have all frozen before they even got halfway down. I hope I'm making sense.