Mountain Climbing Safety

Jillian Smith- Herter + Katrina Mleziva 8th Hr

Don't Die When You Climb

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Cool, Mountain Climbing!

We choose mountain climbing for our safety topic because we feel that this sport is unique. It is not your average sport where you are inside or outside on the grass. Instead mountain climbing is on rocks and cliffs. Mountain climbing is a great sport or a great extra activity but in order to do mountain climbing, you have to know the safety rules.

What your mountain climbing scenario could be while you Climb

You are climbing up Mount Rushmore and your oxygen is running out. On top of that, you have climbed to fast in a short period of time. What will you do so you don’t die while you climb?
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1. Most mountain climbing accidents happen in the mountainous states like Washington, California, Wyoming, Colorado, and Alaska. Out of these states, Washington and California have the highest number of mountain accidents. One reason why these states have the most mountain climbing accidents is because they have great climbing areas ......they also have a high number of "trophy" peaks (such as Denali, Rainier, Half Dome, etc.) which attract a lot of people who are often overly eager to get to the summit

2. In 2012, 235 people died from climbing Mount Everest

3. It Takes at least 2 months to climb Mount Everest because the body needs to adjust to the high altitude.

4. Climbers start using bottled oxygen at 26,000 feet but it only makes a 3,000 foot difference in how they feel. So, at 27,000 feet, they feel like they are at 24,000 feet.

5. There is 66% less oxygen in each breath on the summit of Everest than at sea level.

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Prevention Tips From Getting Hurt

1. Before you go mountain climbing always look at the forecast so you can dodge storms. And always be prepared for any type of weather.

2. Make sure you have the proper gear for your trip. You never no what could happen on the mountains.

3. Pack plenty of food and water for your climb because you need to stay hydrated and energized.

4. Get the right kind of exercise/ training before you go mountain climbing because if you don't, then your body might not adjust to the climate and you could damage your brain.

5. Travel with a friend because if you get hurt, then your friend can call for help.

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Thank you so much for reading our flyer. Now the next time when you climb, remember this flyer and all of it's safety tips we had on it. Just remember, don't die when you climb!

Hope you learned a lot. Thanks!