Peak Expedition

Youngest climber to attempt summiting Mt. Everest

The Economic Impact

The economy of the Everest area has changed over the many years of increased tourism. Ever since the major impact of tourism in the 1950s, there have been changes made to the roads, land, and connections to other areas to attract tourist appeal. The changes aren't always taken well however, many Sherpas are less than comfortable about the increase in visitors. They have never tried to do anything public about it though.

A popular location for tourists is Base Camp at the foot of Mount Everest. Some actually attempt the climb for at least as long as they can take, if not making a summit attempt. The lower valleys are not often visited. Though you will have occasional tourist take a quick tour. Many more climbers have tried to face the challenges of Everest since the 70s. This also means there has been an increased death count. Though there havw been many successful summits, there have been many more failures. Some of these failures resulting in the death of many teams.

Climate On Everest

The natural weather conditions found on Everest are usually extreme. The average climate for the coldest month on Everest, January, is around -36C. The average climate in Everest's warmest month, July, is around -19C. The climate on Everest never reaches above freezing at any time of the year. Storms can sometimes be predicted when the wind reaches 80 km/h.

Many climbers have died within their first few days on Everest just due to the insane weather conditions. This is due to to being under prepared with gear, Os, or physical capability. Over the years, the climate on Everest has risen every year. It is undetermined what the annual amount of change is though. This results in more frequent avalanches making a Everest even more dangerous for climbers than it already was.