10 Question You Need to Ask Before You Climb Everest

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Hello everyone. I hope you're all doing good.  Today I will share with you what 10 questions you need to ask before you climb Everest.

10 Answers to the Question you Need to Know Before You Climb Everest

01. Will I make the top?

Of the hundreds of people that attempt to climb the Everest each year, only about 30 percent succeed. The biggest problem is bad weather, which can trap climbers at Base Camp or force them to turn back with disappointment. 

02. Do I need to be fit?

Yes, the route to the summit at 8,848 m (29,028 ft) is over rock, snow, and ice. However, age is no barrier.  The youngest to make it was Temba Tishrei, 15 years old, the oldest was Bahadur Sherchan, 76, both from Nepal. 

03. How long will it take?

It's impossible to predict, but, from Base Camp, four days up and four days down is reasonable. The fastest ascent was by Italian Hans Kammerlander, who got to the top in 16 hours and 45 minutes in 1996. 

04. What should I take?

What you take up, you must bring down, so carry only bare essentials. There are an estimated 50 tonnes of rubbish on Mt Everest, made up of equipment and supplies left behind-much od it is at Base Camp. 

05. Will it be cool?

The temperature at the summit averages -36°C (-33°F), but can drop as low as -60°C (-76°F). This can freeze the skin, causing frostbite. Toes are the first to suffer, so warm socks are essential. 

06. What is snow blindness?

This is when snow reflects the Sun's rays, and it burns the back of the eyes, so you can't see. Sun goggles are very essential. They absorb the harmful UV rays. 

07. What is altitude sickness?

Above 3,660 m (12,000 ft), oxygen levels drop by 40 percent and most climbers gasp for breath. To avoid severe symptoms, they need to breathe oxygen from cylinders. 

08. Is the climb risky?

Yes, to date, the mountain has claimed 210 lives. Photographer and climber Bruce Herrod fell and died on Everest in 1996. The picture of him above was developed from his camera found a year later. 

09. What's the Death Zone?

This is the region above 8,000 m (26,246 ft), where there is only half the average level oxygen. Even with an oxygen supply, the body starts to shut down, and the slightest exertion takes tremendous effort. 

10. What's at the top?

From the top of the world, you get a unique view over the Himalayas of Tibet, India, and Nepal. You can view for more than 160 km (100 miles) and even make out the curvature of the earth's surface.

Conclusion

If you wish to climb up the Everest, then these were the important questions you should ask before you climb the Everest. 

I hope this blog may have helped you. If you have found my blog helpful or if you have anything to ask, just leave your questions and queries in the comment section. Be happy and have a lovely day ahead.

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