The News Of Mount Everest

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Opportunities that Mount Everest provides!!

Warmest equipment available for this climb, but you might not need a -40 degree bag when you have a 5 to 6 lb.down suit as well.

Make sure to try on, use and feel comfortable with all your gear. Knowing your equipment, how to adjust it, and what to do if something fails is very important on Everest. The Sherpas do not carry all your gear up. You will be responsible for most of your personal equipment from BC to Camp 2 and there can be a huge difference in the weight of what you choose. Weight is one of the hardest things to deal with up high. Buy your gear as if you will be carrying it all. The Sherpas will help us a lot, but to show up with bulging duffels of heavy gear and expect them to carry it is very poor style.


Cost: $59,900 this is counting every thing that you have to buy.

Some challenges and travel tips

  • There are very deadly ice falls in or on mount Everest.

  • Altitude Sickness

  • Altitude sickness or mountain sickness is the biggest risk to Mt. Everest climbers and also fresh travelers to Tibet. It will affect many aspects of their health. The higher they get, the less oxygen there is in the air. Their body can slowly adapt to this but only up to a point.Even with the comparatively lengthy period required to climb this high, they are unlikely to ever feel quite themselves above base camp, and in the Death Zone above 8,000m they are beyond the limit of their adaptation ability to the altitude.

  • Temperature

  • Air temperature drops by roughly 0.65C per 100 meters of height gained. That means at 8,800m they can expect the temperature to be about 57C less than at sea level. That’s a gross simplification ignoring many other factors but they get the idea: it is cold up there.

  • Managing this is not helped by the fact that they’ll switch from lying still in the darkness at night to slogging up hill with the heat of the sun bearing down from above and reflecting up from the snow.

  • Falls

  • One of the highest direct causes of death on Everest is falls. These can happen both when actually climbing, particularly on the high ridges, and also in careless moments at the higher camps. Stepping out of their tent for a wee at night onto ground covered in ice being a particular example.

  • Maintaining vigilance with their footwork, double checking knots and karabiners, and a good amount of prior experience on snow and ice are prudent steps for reducing this risk.

Hope you make it to the top

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What you need

Packing list

Apparel

North Face Himalayan suit

North Face Prism Optimus Jacket

North Face Redpoint Pants

North Face Aurora Tights

Wool base layers

Darn Tough Vermont socks, merino wool

2XU Compression socks

2XU Compression tights

Buffs

Boots and Ski Gear

Scarpa Phantom 8000m Boot

Dynafit TLT5 Performance Ski Boot

Dynafit TLT Speed Radical Binding

Dynastar HM 187 Cham Ski, 166cm

Other Hard Gear

Black Diamond Sabretooth crampons

Black Diamond Helmet

Black Diamond Couloir Harness

Black Diamond Raven Ultra Ice Axe

Smith Polarized I/O Goggle

Soft Gear

North Face Prophet 52 backpack

VE 25 Tent

North Face Hedgehog GTX XCR Shoe

North Face XL Base Camp Duffel

North Face Inferno -20 Sleeping Bag

Technology

iPad

iPhone

Canon S95 camera

Panasonic TM 700p

Brunton Solarroll 14 and external battery for charging everything

Food

Clif Shots, Bloks, Mojo bars, and electrolyte drink mix

Werther Hard Candies

Parmesan and Hard Salami

York Peppermint Patties

Peanut Butter

Quinoa

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Some things you should know about Mount Everest

  • Was the Tallest mountain in the world.
  • Number of people to attempt to climb Mt. Everest: approximately 4,000.
  • Number of people to successfully climb Mt. Everest: 660.
  • Number of people who have died trying to climb Mt. Everest: 142.
  • Height: 29,028 feet, or 5 and a half miles above sea level. This is equivalent to the size of almost 20 Empire State Buildings.
  • Location: part of the Himalaya mountain range; straddles border of Nepal and Tibet.
  • Named for: Sir George Everest, a British surveyor-general of India.
  • Age: approximately 60 million years old.
  • Other names: called "Chomolungma" by Tibetans and Sherpas, which means "Mother Goddess of the Earth."
  • Countries visible from the summit: Tibet, India, and Nepal.
  • First to climb to summit: Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on May 29, 1953.
  • Notable dates:
    1921 — Dalai Lama allows British reconnaissance party to visit Tibet and the northern side of Mt. Everest.
    1924 — British explorers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappear near the summit, along the Northeast Ridge. It is possible that they may have actually been the first to reach the summit, but they never returned.
    1949 — Nepal opens its borders, making access to the mountain's southern peak possible.
    1953 — Hillary and Norgay reach summit.
    1963 — First Americans reach the summit.
    1989 — First two women, both American, reach the summit.
    1990 — Sir Edmund Hillary's son, Peter, reaches summit.
    1996 — Eleven people die during spring expeditions
  • 3 different ways humans regionalize

    When you go from Michigan to Mount Everest there is a 2:25 [Hour and minute] set back.


    If it is summer in Michigan it is summer in Mount Everest.


    When you go from Michigan to Mount Everest You will most likely go past the equator.When you go past the equator it is really hot so when you go past it you might want to wear shorts and a T-shirt.

    Places you should visit that are close to Mount Everest

    Mount Everest restaurant so if you get hungry.