Why should you Climb Mount Everest once in your Life

Mount Everest (8848 m)

Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in China as Chomolungma, is Earth’s highest mountain. Its peak is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. Mount Everest is in the Mahalangur Range. The international border between China (Tibet Autonomous Region) and Nepal runs across Everest’s summit point. Its massif includes neighbouring peaks Lhotse, 8,516 m (27,940 ft); Nuptse, 7,855 m (25,771 ft), and Changtse, 7,580 m (24,870 ft).

Mount Everest is located on the border of Nepal and Tibet, China. Mount Everest is located in the Himalaya, the 1500 mile (2414 kilometer) long mountain system that was formed when the Indo-Australian plate crashed into the Eurasian plate.

The Himalaya rose in response to the subduction of the Indo-Australian plate under the Eurasian plate. The Himalaya continue to rise a few centimeters each year as the Indo-Australian plate continues moving northward into and under the Eurasian plate.

Since the first historic climb of New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Tenzing Norgay in 1953, more than 2000 people have successfully climbed Mount Everest.
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 oxygen caches 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 Darjeeling, India. They reached the summit at 11:30 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.

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The Five reasons to climb Mt Everest:

1. Charitable Expeditions

By climbing Mount Everest you are able to gain huge exposure. The benefit here is that if you are completing your expedition in honour of a charitable organisation then you are able to get the word out there and bring in more donations. Obviously climbing Everest is a huge thing, and something that only a few people will get the chance to do. It is highly likely that everyone that you know will be very interested in your upcoming expedition.

2. Sense of Achievement

One of the major benefits that come with completing an Everest expedition is the sense of personal achievement that you will feel. There are very few things in the world that will offer you such a self-esteem boost. There is so much hard work involved in an Everest expedition, and the sense of accomplishment that you feel is something that will stay with you forever. There is also the possibility that climbing Everest may make you want to experience more of the world and achieve more things.

3. Fitness Increase

If you are planning an expedition to Everest then you will be well aware of the huge amount of training and preparation that is required. Why is this beneficial? Well, once you have completed your expedition you will probably find that your fitness levels are the best that they have ever been. It is likely that you will want to stay at this fitness level once you return home.

4. Life Changing Experience

Taking part in an Everest expedition really can change your whole outlook on life if the experiences of previous summiteers are anything to go by. Climbing Mount Everest is one of the hardest things that you will ever do, and by conquering this mountain, you will most certainly feel that there is nothing that you are not able to handle. It is highly likely that you will soon be on the lookout for more adrenaline filled activities to take part in once you have completed your expedition. Climbing Everest is the perfect thing for those who like to be extremely challenged.

5. Huge Adventure

If adventure is something that you enjoy then Everest will definitely be something that will excite you. There are thousands of mountains located all over the world, however, it is highly unlikely that any of them will offer the challenges that Everest has to offer. Every single person to climb Everest will tell you that it has been the adventure of a lifetime, and one that they would uptake again gladly. There is nothing on the earth that offers the same sense of adventure as climbing Mount Everest.

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