For Mountain lovers out there, it must be an inquisitive thought. What is the exact difficulty that one has to face to climb the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest? Climbing the highest point of Mt. Everest may be the greatest aspiration for some but they may fear the uncalculated difficulty.
Get easy, I’m here to quench your curiosity.
Difficulty in climbing Mount Everest
Firstly, Let’s know little about the aesthetic Mt. Everest itself.
Mount Everest is the world’s tallest peak ever known with a massive height of 8,848 m lying in eastern Nepal and 160KM far from the capital Kathmandu. Mount Everest has it’s Nepali name “Sagarmatha” which means “the peak touching the sky”.
The first-ever human footprint on Everest has been 67 years old. On May 29, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, for the first time, climbed the summit. After that, more than 6,000 people have climbed the Mount Everest.
One can take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and start with an exciting trek to reach Mount Everest. However, there is another option of taking a long route through “Jiri”.
So, now let’s get into the difficulty that one has to face while climbing the beauty giant Everest.
First thing you should know, Mount Everest is the hardest mountain to climb and many people who went climbing the mountain haven’t returned back. the Himalayan Database reports that 295 individuals are known to have been dead climbing Everest, while there have been 9,159 effective summit moves by 5,294 individuals.
Mount Everest lies 8848 m above the sea level which is fully covered with snow. The mighty storm on the top of the Mt. Everest can reach 189km/h with the temperature descending to minus 73 Celsius (163.4F). So climbing such giant mountain under such unfit conditions could be deadly. There’s always a threat of extreme cold, altitude sickness including pulmonary edema, cerebral edema, and blood embolisms, wind, avalanche, earthquake, icefall and various other debacles that can lead to death. The climate of Everest can transform, in fact, change simple move into a lethal undertaking.
The other difficulty you might face to climb Mount Everest is the need for money. It is very much expensive to climb Mount Everest. The normal value paid by people in 2017 was around $45,000. The money gets increasing from $28,000 to $85,000 on the basis of the standard of the trek. A completely custom trip will run over $115,000.
The other difficulties include the legal procedures, registrations and more. For example in recent news, Anyone who wants to climb the world’s highest peak, Everest, is advised to follow the rules of climbing a mountain of 6,500 meters high. According to a report prepared by Nepal’s Mountain Tourism Improvement Committee, constituted by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, it is recommended that anyone who wants to climb the Mount Everest should first climb the mountain of 6,500 meters high.
So, not only health, environmental difficulty, there exists tons of other difficulties like legal, economic, social, etc while climbing or to climb Mount Everest.