Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain on the world. For that reason, it is considered to be the “holy grail” among mountain climbers. However, you don’t have climb the mountain to savor its stunning beauty. Mt. Everest, or Qomolangma in Tibetan, offers a selection of opportunities for tourists who wish to experience the mountain’s majesty without having to climb to the peak.
Mount Everest. At 8,842 metres (29,029 feet) it is the heighest mountain in the world. First climbed by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953 and the stuff of dreams for so many mountaineers and armchair adventurers. Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain in the world. For that reason, it is considered to be the “holy grail” among mountain climbers. But you don’t have climb the mountain to enjoy its stunning beauty. In fact, Mt. Everest, or Qomolangma in Tibetan, offers a range of opportunities for tourists who want to experience the mountain’s majesty without having to climb to its peak. Instead, admirers can view the mountain from nearby towns, a monastery or even from the air.
Mount Everest is our tallest mountain. It is difficult enough to have killed many climbers in horrible falls and deep crevasses.
Its altitude and the technicals of the climb are not not to be underestimated.The death zone above camp 4 has taken many strong and skilled climbers lives. That implies that Mount Everest require intensive training. You might be lucky and the climb might go well even if you didn´t do your homework. But you will certainly notice that Everest live up to its fearful reputation should the conditions turn against you. By then though, it might simply be too late if you are not well prepared.
Perhaps one of the toughest things about climbing a mountain like Mount Everest is keeping motivated for months. Plan to spend a lot of time in your tent, waiting for the opportunity to go higher on the mountain. Be aware that you probably will be socked in by strong weather for at least part of the time, weather that can intimidate you and weaken your reserve. You may have climbing mates who get sick, have to descend without you, or worse (heaven forbid) never come back home.
Mount Everest Technical climbing Skills In order to feel comfortable on the varied steep, sometimes rocky, and sometimes icy terrain you will experience on Everest, it is a good idea to include plenty of climbs that involve travel on crampons under all sorts of conditions, and over a wide variety of surfaces, ranging from slush to ice, pea gravel to rock, deep snow to crusty suncups. Be sure you are comfortable with extreme exposure and steep drop offs for long periods of time.
High Altitude Progressions A great way to get the skills set suggested above, and to see how your both body and mind perform at high altitude, is to experience other lower-altitude expedition-type climbs before hand. A good mountaineering progression for the novice climber aspiring to reach the summit of Mount Everest would be to first tackle a 14,000 foot glaciated peak such as Mt. Rainier or a technically challenging 14,000 foot peak in the Rocky Mountains.
Base Camp is like a Formula One car racing depot. Satellite phones buzz in international tents as the worlds languages mix in thrilling accounts of the latest. Journalists, families and climbers exchange news and emotions between the mountain and the world. For no alpine peak fires imagination like Mount Everest.You handle the latest tech gear, but wash your clothes in frozen lakes, where you crush the ice and work quickly before it freezes over again.