Mt.Everest 88848m

Mt.Everest 88848m

In 1953, a ninth British expedition, led by John Hunt, returned to Nepal. Hunt selected two climbing pairs to attempt to reach the summit. The first pair (Tom Bourdillon and Charles Evans) came within 100 m (330 ft) of the summit on 26 May 1953, but turned back after running into oxygen problems. As planned, their work in route finding and breaking trail and their caches of extra oxygen were of great aid to the following pair. Two days later, the expedition made its second and final assault on the summit with its second climbing pair, the New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, a Nepali sherpa climber from Nepal. They reached the summit at 11:30 am local time on 29 May 1953 via the South Col Route. At the time, both acknowledged it as a team effort by the whole expedition, but Tenzing revealed a few years later that Hillary had put his foot on the summit first.They paused at the summit to take photographs and buried a few sweets and a small cross in the snow before descending.
News of the expedition's success reached London on the morning of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation, 2 June. Returning to Kathmandu a few days later, Hunt (a Briton) and Hillary (a New Zealander) discovered that they had been promptly knighted in the Order of the British Empire for the ascent.Tenzing, a Nepali sherpa who was a citizen of India, was granted the George Medal by the UK. Hunt was ultimately made a life peer in Britain, while Hillary became a founding member of the Order of New Zealand.Hillary and Tenzing are also nationally recognised in Nepal, where annual ceremonies in schools and offices celebrate their accomplishment.
The next successful ascent was on 23 May 1956 by Ernst Schmied and Juerg Marmet.This was followed by Dölf Reist and Hans-Rudolf von Gunten on 24 May 1957.Wang Fuzhou, Gonpo and Qu Yinhua of China made the first reported ascent of the peak from the North Ridge on 25 May 1960.The first American to climb Everest, Jim Whittaker, joined by Nawang Gombu, reached the summit on 1 May 1963.

The Mt. Everest is the highest peak of the World 29028ft. (8848m.) through which the climbing toppers feel themselves as the most proud and adventurous person of the World. Sir Edmond Hillary and Late Tenzing Norge Sherpa first climbed this peak in May 29, 1953, after their long time's effort.

Mt. Everest Base camp is situated on the north of Khumbu glacier at high of 18000ft. All the international Mt. Everest climbers assemble here during the starting and at the ending time of there climbing. Normally the climbing duration of this expedition lasts for 63 days. All the climbers who mass there at the base camp seem really busy with excitement for the preparation of their expedition to reach on the summit.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m, 4429ft). Transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu, official procedures.

Day 3: Kathmandu
Day 4: From Kathmandu, you enjoy an exciting flight to Lukla (2840m, 9,152ft). Trek to Phakding. (2610m, 8561ft)
Day 5: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m, 11,283ft).
Day 6: In Namche Bazar for acclimatization
Day 7: Trek to Khumjung (3780m, 12,398ft), called the green valley.
Day 8: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860m, 12,661ft).
Day 9: Trek to Dingboche (4410m, 14,465ft).
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4910m, 16,105ft).
Day 11: Rest day for acclimatization in Lobuche
Day 12:Trek to Everest base camp. (5364m, 17,594ft).
Day 13-51: Climbing Period Mt. Everest.
Day 52: Clean up Base Camp
Day 53: Trek to Pheriche. Overnight in lodge.
Day 54: Trek to Namche Bazar. Overnight in lodge.
Day 55: Trek to Lukla. Overnight in lodge.
Day 56: Fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 57: Kathmandu.
Day 58:Departure from Kathmandu.
 

 

Surprisingly, 2 out of 3 climbers on Mount Everest are not part of a commercially-guided trip. Many privately-funded trips have government sponsors, or are funded by scientific organizations. Some trips have been formed with the express purpose of making a movie. But a lot of private trips are planned in the living rooms of seasoned high-altitude climbers with their eyes on the prize. For those hearty individuals, costs vary wildly, and sometimes with disastrous results.
You can approach Mount Everest from the southern, Nepalese side, or from the northern, Tibetan (Chinese) side.
 
Climbing permits issued in China cost around $4,000 and include many support services to Advanced Base Camp.
 
Permits issued in Nepal cost $10,000 and don’t include services at all. However, the northern routes are longer, more dangerous, and much more technical than the southern routes. Your likelihood of summiting from the north is lower and your likelihood of dying on a northern route is higher.
 
Going It Alone
In 2006, a British climber paid a budget, Kathmandu-based trekking company $7,490 to arrange for a climbing permit, food, and minimal services to Base Camp on the north, Tibetan side of the mountain. He climbed alone, without the aid of a Sherpa or guide, and bought only two bottles of oxygen rather than the usual five. He also chose not to rent an emergency radio.
No one knows exactly what happened during his climb, but his almost lifeless body was found by a succession of descending climbers, who tried but were unable to revive or rescue him. Tragically, his death on the Northeast Ridge was only one of eleven deaths on Mount Everest in 2006, making it the second most deadly spring season on record.
 
Hiring a Guide Service
    $59,000 to $77,000 (Per person for top US-guide service on South Col Route)
    $40,000 (Per person for guided trip up North Ridge Route)
 
If you choose to go with a commercial guide service, here are just a few of the expenses the companies assume in order to guide their paying customers up the popular South Col route:
 
Climbing permits and fees – prorated per person, $25,000 for 1 person;$56,000 for 4 people; $70,000 for 7 people, etc.
Climbing permits and fees – prorated per person, $25,000 for 1 person;$56,000 for 4 people; $70,000 for 7 people, etc.
 Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Fee – $100 per team
Khumbu Icefall Fee (paid to Sagarmatha Park for route maintenance) – $2,375 per team
Satellite Phone permit (paid to Nepalese Ministry of Communications) – $2,300 per phone
Garbage and Human Waste Disposal (A comprehensive clean-up and recycling effort is underway on Mount Everest, to counteract decades of environmental abuse. This fee is paid to Sagarmatha Park officials.) – $4,000
 
Oxygen (High quality oxygen and oxygen canisters are essential to the success and safety of climbers.) – $30,000
 
 
Lead guide – $25,000
 
 
 
 
2 Assistant guides – $10,000 to $15,000 each
 
Liaison Officer (ensures that your expedition meets all local regulation requirements) – $3,000
 
Doctor (Some doctors will volunteer their services in exchange for a Himalayan experience.) – $4,000
 
7 Climbing Sherpas – $5,000 each
 
3 – 4 Cooks – $3,500 each
 
3 Helicopter charters from Kathmandu to Lukla – $16,500
 
150 Yaks (transport 120 lbs. of gear each, from Lukla to Basecamp) –$7,500
 
Ritual expenses. (Sherpas perform many rituals along the way, to honor and appease the mountain, which they call Sagarmatha – goddess of the sky. Donations are made to the local monastery; there are daily rituals performed; prayer flags are flown at Base Camp; and finally, a Lama leads a day-long ceremony to mark the beginning of the ascent.) – $300
Helicopter evacuation from Base Camp (in case of emergencies) – $5,000
 
Equipment and Clothing: $8,000 to $15,000
 
You can’t just run up the mountain in your cross-trainers and heaviest sweatshirt; you need specialized, high altitude mountaineering gear. These items will include essentials such as:
 
Plastic double boots (or specialized single boot systems) made specifically for high altitude climbing700-fill down parka
Glacier glasses with side covers (If you wear prescription glasses, you’ll need to special order these.)
Sleeping bag – expedition weight, rated to at least -40°F
Climbing backpack (3,500-4,000 cu. in.)
Trekking backpack (2,000 – 2,500 cu. in.) – optional
 Ice axe with leash
Crampons
Alpine climbing harness
Carabiners, ascender, rappel/belay device, prussiks
 
There’s lots more gear to buy, but you get the idea. Most likely, however, you’ll already own most of this gear because there’s no way you can even think about climbing Mount Everest if you’re not already a seasoned high altitude climber. Many commercial guide companies actually require that you either take their specialized high altitude, pre-Everest training course, or sign on for another of their 8,000-meter guided climbs.
$8,000 (approx.) – Cost for multi-day, pre-Everest training course
If you feel that you’re already competent, be prepared to produce a verifiable resume of your own successful high altitude climbs. Some people have said that climbing Mount Everest is more of a lifestyle than a goal. The best way to physically prepare for Mount Everest is to live, climb, and train at altitude. You may consider moving to the Rockies or the Sierras a few months prior to your climb. Definitely take time off to do training climbs. Aconcagua in Argentina, or Denali in Alaska are two good choices. Even better are Cho Oyu in Nepal or Shishapangma in Tibet – two of the easier 8000 meter peaks that would help you condition your body to the demands that Mount Everest will exact.
Finally, you have to prepare yourself mentally for the challenge.
 
From beginning to end,about 68 days. Seven weeks of that (approximately) will be spent on the mountain itself, but only 21 days or so will be spent actively climbing. The rest will be days spent acclimatizing, resting, waiting out bad weather, building up your energy, and resting some more. You’ll need patience, a constantly positive attitude, and the ability to be the epitome of a team player. With luck, your conditioning, skill, and good judgment under stressful conditions will result in a positive expedition experience and a safe return home.

 

The following basic equipment checklist should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment down to a minimum. NB. This is just a check-list. We are not asking you to bring everything on this list; much will depend on personal preference. As a general rule, cyclists will need similar clothing to trekkers. The one additional (essential) item is good quality padded cycling shorts (loose and baggy, as previously discussed).

Check List

  1. Cycling helmet
  2. Fleece headband (to keep your ears warm)
  3. Lightweight long sleeved thermal shirt
  4. Lightweight windproof biking jacket
  5. T-shirts (3)
  6. Padded cycling shorts - baggy style
  7. Underwear (4 pairs)
  8. Lightweight trekking boots
  9. Sandals
  10. Camelback or 2 x 1 liter water bottles & cages
  11. Sleeping bag
  12. Small padlock & spare keys
  13. Toiletries
  14. Thermarest
  15. Sunglasses
  16. Fingerless biking gloves
  17. Waterproof (breathable) jacket
  18. Fleece jumper (eg  Polartec 200)
  19. Light weight ‘trekking style’ pants
  20. Warm cycling tights
  21. Socks (4 pairs)
  22. Cycling shoes
  23. Spare laces
  24. Small towel
  25. First aid kit (See first Aid medicine above)
  26. Head lamp eg. Petzl Zoom (spare bulb & battery)
  27. 4 large plastic bags (for keeping items dry in kitbag)
  28. In addition to the checklists for general and trekking equipment above, and depending on the trip you have chosen, various items of mountaineering equipment may also be required, eg:
  29. Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step-in bindings) with front points.
  30. Mountaineering harness.
  31. Mountaineering ice-axe (60-75cms long depending on your height and personal preference.)
  32. 120cms (4ft) climbing sling and two locking carabineers
  33. Telescopic ski-sticks (optional)
  34. Prussik loops
  35. Climbing helmet (optional)

Note:-

Most if not all of this equipment will be needed for any trip that crosses steep, snow-covered ground, or which includes sections of glacier travel. Our recommendation that you take no more than 15 kilos (33 pounds) of trekking equipment does not include your plastic boots, ice axe, crampons or harness/carabineers. (During the trek, climbing hardware will be carried separately from your personal trek bag, in group bags until needed).

 

Trip Facts

Here are some interesting facts about Mount Everest you may or may not know:

1.     Mount Everest was formed over 60 million years ago

2.     In Nepal, the mountain is called Sagarmatha, meaning Goddess of the sky

3.     In Tibet, the mountain is called Chomolungman, meaning Mother goddess of the universe

4.     The English name - Everest - was named after Sir George Everest, the British surveyor-general of India in 1865. Before, it was only known as Peak 15.

5.     Every year, Mt. Everest rises a few millimeters due to natural geological forces

6.     On the way to the summit, a climber will pass over 200 bodies of previous climbers. Many of these bodies are extremely well preserved due to the extreme cold.

7.     In 1996, 16 people died during the climbing season, the highest death toll in a single year on Everest.

8.     The first successful ascent was made by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

9.     The first solo ascent was made by Reinhold Messner on August 20, 1980.

10.   Messner also made the first ever oxygenless ascent on May 8, 1979.

11.   The youngest person to summit Everest was only 13 years old. This was accomplished by Jordan Romero on May 22, 2010.

12.   The oldest person to summit Everest was 76 years, 340 days old. This was accomplished by Min Bahadur Sherchan on May 25, 2008.

13.   The leading cause of death on Everest is avalanches

14.   The second leading cause of death are falls

15.   Apa Sherpa has made it to the summit of Everest 21 times.

 

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