Come along as we summit the seven peaks of the world
If you only stay on Everest for three days it will only cost about thirty dollars. But if you want to try and summit Everest and some of the other Himalayan Mountains you’re going to need a government issued climbing permit. When it comes to the government and climbing it’s going to cost a fortune in Nepal if you’re going to climb Everest. The base height of Everest cost around 1,000 dollars at the base height of Mount Everest. The tab increases by 500 dollars every 1,640 feet.
If you’re going to take the most common route up Everest you’re going to have to pay the Nepal Government a royalty fee of 25,000 dollars to go up yourself. If you’re planning to bring extra friends you better save up because getting seven people up on top of the mountain will cost you 70,000 dollars. If you can’t afford that you can wait until the off season that is when prices for climbing Everest will be much lower. There is more though because you will have to pay for even more expenses. You’ll have to pay for lodging, food and supplies that aren’t covered in your expedition fees.
Climate on Everest
Climate on Everest
Another thing that you might want to consider is that Everest gets very cold. On the summit the temperature averages between negative thirty-three degrees farenheight and negative seventy-six degrees farenheight. On the warmest moth to climb Everest the average summit temperature is negative two degrees farenheight. From September to January is a great time to Everest Base Camp because it is significantly dry. Climbers must also be weary of winter storms because some of the bad storms can snow up to ten feet.
During the storm winds can pick up to be 177 mph which can blow away climbers and can knock tents down. These winds usually happen pre or post monsoon season. But that is just the beginning because when those winds don’t only pick up tents and climbers. They can also send large chunks of ice down the mountain. Which is why most climbers don’t survive during these types of storms? So when you notice winds to pick up fast, just head back down the mountain.
Preparation for climbing
Preparation for Climbing
If you’re going to even try to summit Everest you’re going to have to train. You will have to train a lot. The first part of your training that you will have to do is cardiovascular conditioning. Traditionally improved by an activity that you do for about forty five minutes to an hour. Some things to do for cardiovascular conditioning are running riding a bike or swimming. But before you work out you should always stretch your body.
Another type of work out you can do is mental conditioning. You will definitely need to build up your mental strength because that is key to success. When your body is tired and you think that you can’t climb Everest you can’t quit. You’re going to have to tell your brain that you can do this and that you can climb Everest. You will have to do this while you’re working out to try and summit Everest. But you will also have to work on rock climbing and on your strength.
Holly Angelo's Report
Holly Angelo’s Report
The Youngest Person to Climb Everest
The youngest person to climb Everest today is Sun-jo Sherpa. This young fourteen year old boy fought through the pain to make it to the top of Everest. Everest is one of the tallest mountains in the world. Standing as tall as 21,028 feet or about four miles going upwards towards the peak. Sun-jo was born on May 31 and grew up with a poor family. His family couldn’t afford to go to school which was the reason why he wanted to climb Everest. The person who stood by Sun-jo was his grandfather Zopa. Yogi and Yash were tagging along to help along the way. “The view was indescribable” says Sun-jo. “When I got up that mountain and I saw the world from above it was awesome”. When he summited Everest his family could go to school. It was a happy ending to an unbelievable tale.
By: Roland Smith
Peak Marcelo was going to be the youngest person to reach the top of Everest but he gave it up for his friend to live a better life. Peak Marcelo was born on June 6th and ever since he was born he dreamed about climbing big mountains. Even though Peak wanted to climb Everest and other mountains he always climbed skyscrapers and always got in trouble for it. He got in so much trouble that he had to go to court for it because a kid died trying to climb a skyscraper. When he went out of the court he was banned from the US and had to go live with his dad in Nepal. That was Peaks chance to climb the tallest mountain in the world. He did just that but he gave it all up for his friend so he and his family could afford to go to school.
Author: Roland Smith
Sun-jo Sherpa was born on May 31st and is the youngest person in the world to climb Everest. Sun-jo grew up in a poor family and couldn’t afford to go to school but he really had a love for climbing. He was going to attempt to summit Everest with his grandfather named Zopa two Sherpa brothers named Yogi and Yash and a fourteen year old boy named peak. They tried to go up the easy route on the other side of Everest but couldn’t because of the Chinese soldiers. So they went up the harder way in hopes to get to the top. It was a painful and a hard journey up the mountain but when I got to the top it was a beautiful sight. I still couldn’t believe that Peak even though he’s younger than me than about a month and allowed me to be the youngest person to climb Everest. But because he did that I was able to go back to school with my sisters. I thank Peak with all of my heart for doing that, Peak is more than a friend for doing that.
Author: Roland Smith