The Journey Through Mount Everest
BY: Janae & Kyra
Rules to climbing Mount Everest
1. Always have the last word on your safety.
In a dangerous situation and It’s very healthy to take control of your own gear, oxygen and climbing decisions than to turn around allows for new attempts. It’s wiser to fail than to die.
2. Respect the weather.
Bad weather can turn an easy, sunny climb into a horrible, fatal inferno. The change is often fast and unforgiving.
3. Use the ropes.
Don’t hurry, clip in everywhere. Almost yearly climbers die in the Himalayas due to old rope. Pull at the ropes before clipping in. Check the screws and the ropes at all times. Don’t climb together with large numbers of climbers on one rope.
4. Drink plenty.
And we mean PLENTY. High altitude health problems like headache, edema, frostbite, confusion and such are actually more often related to dehydration then lack of oxygen.
5. Know yourself.
A lot of strange feelings, reactions and symptoms occur at altitude. For instance; going high causes your brain to lack oxygen. A brain short on oxygen reacts by depression.
6. Know your gear, oxygen and alpine medicine.
Seek knowledge in books and practice. Preparation is the seed of success. On Everest - it’s also the key to survival.
Avoid climbs following heavy snowfalls. Especially on the Lhotse wall or the North wall. Climb swiftly past the dangerous parts, don’t climb the ice fall too late in the day, and - well - keep your fingers crossed.
when to climb or not to climb
To climb or not to...
The weather will be crucial to your success on Everest. You will find yourself frustrated by it’s power to make you or break you. When you are ready, the wind might be yelling above you, when you decide to wait - the sun might shine from a clear blue sky. Going too soon will mean wearing yourself down, having to climb back all the way to BC and your chances lost until you regain strength for a new attempt. Waiting too long means happy Submitter greeting you on their way down while the weather is turning worse on you. The best way to read weather reports has always been to look for extended changes in the weather pattern. 4-5 following days of high or low figures is often a good chance of good or bad weather. Use the information to rest or to climb.
Areas around mount everest
Areas around Mount Everest
Lukla is a small town regularly used as the starting point for climbing Everest. Lukla's airport is considered a landmark among pilots and it's famous for being just a thin strip of cement located at over 9,000 feet above sea
Despite its name, Namche Bazaar is actually a town. Located two hours from Lukla, Namche Bazaar sits at an altitude of 11,000 feet and is a stop for climbers trying to reach Base Camp
Kathmandu is the only major city near Everest. Nepal's capital is a vibrant city of over 1 million residents and is about 100 miles from Mount Everest. Most people flying into Nepal arrive in Kathmandu and then change to a small flight to Lukla. Kathmandu is a good stop to explore the mix of old and new. Along with Internet cafes, guesthouses and nice restaurants, Kathmandu also offers old temples and shrines, historical Durbar Square, and a number of museums and historical sights.
Rongbuk Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located on the north face of Mount Everest. Founded in 1902, the monastery has been partially reconstructed after being completely destroyed during civil fights in the 1970s. Today, it offers a small guesthouse and restaurant, serving climbers on their way to Base Camp. Rongbuk is a common stop for people on tours of the area, as it offers impressive views of Mount Everest.
what questions we had
Rules of climbing
1. Can you free climb Mount Everest?
Answer: you can climb Mount Everest but it is very deadly.
2. Do you have to have a team to climb Mount Everest?
Answer: It is now a flat $11,000 per climber instead of $70,000 for a team of 7 or $10,000 per climber. It is basically all about how much money you want to spend.
3. Is there an age limit?
Answer: There are many opinions on age. You can’t do this, you shouldn’t do that. At 16 you are too young, at 60 you are too old, and in between you should act as an adult. So when time? The way we see it, we are OK for anything - at anytime
1. Do you have to plan to climb?
Answer: Anyone considering an attempt on Mount Everest should contact Mountain Trip as far in advance as possible for additional information and to help us better determine if this is an appropriate decision for you to make at this time.
2. Which seasons can you go climbing?
Answer: it depends on the weather.
Areas around Mount Everest
1. Is it just a mountain? ex: caves
Answer? No it is just a mountain
2. Can you just tour around Mount Everest?
Answer: yes, but you still have to pay all the fees.