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How Hard is to Climb Mount Everest?

How difficult is to climb Mount Everest

Being the highest mountain peak in the world, climbing to Mount Everest is hard. Without a mountain climbing training or regular exercise climbing is not possible. From the technical point of view, Mount Everest is hard to climb and a strong determination is required to conquer it.

Key Points

#1 Icy Temperatures
#2 Fierce Winds
#3 Limited Oxygen, Oxygen level decreases by about 50%
#4 Mt Everest Summit is at just over 29000 Feet
#5 Base Camp altitude is 16,000 feet
#6 Temperatures on the Mountain can drop to below -30 degree F
#7 Climbers often descend with severe sickness including frostbite, high altitude cough and acute mountain sickness
#8 More than 250 people have died on Everest since 1954

While climbing Mount Everest or other eight thousander peaks, most of the climbers face the following things that they need to be careful.

Altitude Sickness

There's no doubt, the oxygen level at the summit of Mount Everest is less than 45% so there is high risk of altitude sickness. To overcome this, climber need to have regular practise of ascending and descending from the camps. It is hard to rescue you from the summit so be careful about your health conditions.

Temperature and weather

The temperature of Mount Everest is as colder as -36 degree celsius in January and the temperature drops by 0.65 degree celsius on every 100 meter height. Think yourself, how cold is it on Mount Everest summit?

Weather is unpredictable at Mount Everest, any time there will could be change in weather so be careful of it.


Falls

One of the peak reason of death on Everest is due to falls. High ridges and narrow path, most of the climbers not care on it but it is one of the cause for Everest deaths.

Avalanche

The recent avalanche occurred due to the Gorkha Earthquake of 7.8 magnitude resulting on the killing of many trekkers, climbers and mountain guides. For an avalanche, there need not be Earthquake, it may happen at any time at anywhere in Mountain. So, train yourself about the risk management on the Mountain before going for climbing.

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