Climb It Up
Climb up Mount Everest with Madison, Disha, Pavi
The Trip to Nepal
-$4,000 dollars for a down payment
-Cold weather boots (for base camp)
-Lightweight hiking boots
-Lightweight socks/midweight socks/liner socks
-One piece climbing shell
-Waterproof & breathable jacket and pants
-Heavy Climbing Gloves
-2 pairs of glacier glasses
-12 point crampons
-Harness with belay loop
-Two sleeping bags
-Pee bottle/Pee funnel
-First Aid kit
-3 locking carabiners
-alpine ice axe
- Set up at the edge of Khambu Glacier
- Most climbers spend at least a week here to acclimatize
- At an elevation of 17,600 feet.
- There can be dozens to hundreds of tents here
- At an elevation of 19,500 feet.
- takes 1-3 weeks to set up at this camp
- climbers go up and down the icefall to move supplies to the higher camp
- most climbers die here
- climbers try and get through this part of the climb before the sun melts the ice making it shift
camp 2 lies at base of the lhotse face
The ice covered wall rises up to 3,700 feet and in order to climb it, climbers must use crampons and ropes that are attached to the ice.
Crampons are spikes that will attach to the climber's boots.
- Climbers will kick the crampons into the ice to get a foothold and then they will pull the selves up on the rope
The camp 3 is perched on a narrow ledge that is halfway up the Lhotse face.
Campers say the view is wonderful and can see 22,000 foot peaks
- From camp three they must ascend 1,500 feet to the south col inordinate to move on to camp 4.
-This campground is also known as a major dumping ground so campers are required to put down a 4,000 dollar deposit as insurance that you will not dump any trash and if you do you will lose your money.
-Camp four is also known as the “dead zone” at 26,000 ft. and is the hardest place to breathe and also the most dangerous with the ice walls. Since it is the hardest place to breathe many people breathe out of oxygen tanks but.-The gear that will be the most important will climbing up to camp four will definitely be rope, oxygen tanks and crampons. Especially the oxygen tanks if you plan on finishing your journey because many people are forced to turn around because they aren’t able to handle the lack of oxygen.
-It takes a total of 12 hours to climb up to Summit from camp four and an additional 4 hours to go back to camp. This climb is very dangerous because the ice is quite thin so if one was to slip they would fall to their death.
-Once you reach Summit you will be able to see Tibet to the north and Nepal to the south. You are allowed to leave things such as flags or photographs but many climbers leave behind trash and other things which are not okay.-The climb up may be a success but because of fatigue the climb down is the dangerous. If you even place your foot wrong or slip a little bit you could also fall to your death. But there are other ways to get back down such as skiing down or snowboarding, one man went as far as paragliding back down.