I.C.E.

International Climbing of Everest:

Getting you to the top in one piece!

By: Malika Srinivasan, Jack Smith, Rochelle Broomes, Avery Sharkey

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Our mission!

Hi, we're I.C.E. and we welcome you to join us on an expedition up Mount Everest. Mount Everest is located in the Himalayan Mountains. The precise location is between Nepal and the Chinese region of Tibet. The voyage up Everest will challenge you physically and mentally. The very first successful ascent up Everest was made on May 29, 1953. Since that day, there have been more than 2,500 trips made up and down. Throughout this guide we will explain what your voyage will look like and give you the information that you want and need. The best time to climb are the months of April and May because that's when the weather is going to be the most favorable, and we hope to make your experience the best ever!

Important Information!

  • If you choose with our agency it will cost $45,000, this includes paying for the sherpas and your clean up!
  • Our agency will use Quatar Airways for you to get to Kathmandu and back! The cost for one flight ticket there and back is $1,215

  • The supplies you will need are all included in the price! If you already have these supplies, feel free to talk to our representatives to adjust your price! Some of the supplies we provide include, external frame backpacks, helmets, ice axes, eyewear, and crampons.

  • If you have any questions please feel free to call 1-800-not-real, and we are sure to provide you with accurate answers!

Part 3

Our expedition starts with a hike to Base Camp that will take 6-8 days. We like to think of it as a warm up to what's to come because it will help you begin to adjust to the thinning air. From this point on there is only more to come. At Base Camp you may rest and really start to acclimatize. When you acclimatize, you are just adjusting to the lower oxygen levels that come along with high elevation. When you reach Base Camp you will already be at an elevation of 17,600 feet.
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Part 4

Our Base Camp is at 17,600 feet to Camp at an elevation of 19,500 feet! It usually takes you about one to three weeks to set up Camp, as you climbers move up and down the icefall to transport supplies to the higher camps. The process of you moving supplies also helps you to acclimatize for the climb. BEWARE the Icefall is the most dangerous section of the climb, more climbers die here on the icefall than actually on any other part of the mountain. Some climbers have been crushed by shifting ice,others have died after falling into a crevasse in the snow and ice. Usually climbers try to reduce the risks by starting their hikes before the sun comes up, they do this because the ice starts to shift when it melts, becoming more dangerous. We have sherpas and they play a big role on Everest expeditions. They function as guides, cooks, and porters, setting up camps and carrying most of the supplies. They go through the Icefall before other climbers in order to set up ladders and ropes for safe passage for you.

Part 5

The third stage of the climb takes you from Camp I at 19,500 feet to three more camps. The highest is Camp IV or Camp 4, perched at an elevation of 26,000 feet. In fact it is one of the most difficult parts of the climb is the Lhotse Face, a steep rock wall covered in ice. Camp II lies at the base of the Lhotse Face, to ascend this ice-covered wall which rises up 3,700 feet, climbers use crampons and ropes attached to the ice. Crampons are spikes that attach to the climber’s boots. Climbers kick the crampons into the ice to get a foothold and then pull themselves up on the rope. Camp III is on a narrow ledge halfway up the Lhotse Face, on a clear day, the view is astounding, that is a once and a lifetime view. wrote one climber. From Camp III, you ascend another 1,500 feet to the South Col, this is between the Lhotse Face and the summit of Mount Everest, the location of Camp IV lays there. At 26,000 feet, Camp IV is in the Death Zone. At this elevation, it is very difficult for you to breathe. The lack of oxygen puts tremendous stress on your body, and climbers are at great risk of experiencing altitude sickness. With so little oxygen reaching your brains. Most climbers breathe bottled oxygen to survive, but even then it is hard to remain at this altitude for more than two or three days. If the weather turns bad, most of yall with turn back and come home.


Part 6

After your long rest long rest at Camp IV , it this to make your final way to the summit. This is the most dangerous part of climbing where you can say it's life or death. Reason for the name “death zone”, the scariest part of your climb. When climb no here you have to take it step by step, it is very time consuming and a slow process. The summits official height is 29,035 ft high, with deep snow, deep drop-offs and harsh cold weather. The time limit would would approximately take is about 12 hrs, and then another 4 hrs to get back to camp when you are done. It is easier to descend back down the mountain than to climb the mountain. You must get over a terrifying knife-edged ridge and over Hillary step (a rock hill 40 ft high). When reaching the summit you are greeted with a beautiful and amazing view that will be an experience you would never forget. You will feel on top of the world and your process to the top would be successful, by this time you would be tired but you should ,are your way back before dawn. This is where you should be most careful because your tiredness may take over and give risk of losing your life. You must keep an open eye and open mind until you get back to Camp IV, when you reach back to camp you will be happy with your climb and get rest for your descend back to the rest of the camps and back on flat land.