Friday, 14 Dec 2018

Majestic Everest

Everest took the lives of hundreds of travelers whose bodies will remain here forever.

Everest or Chomolungma is the highest mountain in the world.  It is the dream of many climbers.  For the first time, a man climbed here in 1953. Since that time a lot of people have visited it. Unfortunately, Everest took the lives of hundreds of travelers whose bodies will remain here forever. Despite this fact, Chomolungma does not lose popularity. The mountain-like a magnet attracts adventurers and fans of mountaineering.

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Asia, Nepal, Himalayas, Sagarmatha National Park, Solu Khumbu Everest Region, climbers walking below Nuptse making their way to camp 2 on Mt Everest

We have prepared interesting and shocking facts about this majestic mountain. Everest will always inspire and frighten people from all over the world.

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The height of Mount Everest is 8 848 meters.The height of Mount Everest is 8 848 meters. For example, at this level fly Boeings. It is impossible to stay here without special oxygen balloons. There are true cases when travelers did not reach the top of the mountain because they had run out of the air in the balloons.

 

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Scenery of Mount Everest in Tibet ChinaThe first ascent in history took place on May 29, 1953, by Sherpa Tenzing Norge and New Zealand Edmund Hillary. After that, they became real celebrities. Since that time, more than 4,000 travelers have climbed the mountain. By the way, according to statistics, more than 250 climbers died in an attempt to storm Everest.

 

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Majestic EverestEveryone can go up to Mount Everest. Of course, if you have a lot of money. You have to pay for the whole package of services. For example:

 

– Climbing to the Base Camp and delivery of the cargo costs $ 2000;
– Permission for an individual ascent – $ 25 000;
– The price for cleaning trash from the slopes – $ 12 000;
– Special Sherpas team services – up to $ 3000;
– Food and fuel for 6 weeks – $ 2000;
– Cook’s services – up to $ 7 000;
– Mask and reducer – $ 1000;
– Setting up camps – up to $ 5 000;

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Climbing Everest is a test for the body and psyche, not everyone can handle with this, even for huge money.Moreover, no one promises you a successful rise. Everest is a very unpredictable and unfriendly mountain.4. Climb to the top takes about 2 months – with acclimatization and the establishment of camps. Weight loss during climbing – an average of 10-15 kg. Unfortunately, many people do not understand the danger of Everest. They think that this is just entertainment and a pleasant trip. Their expectations are broken very quickly.

 

In May 1996, there was the worst catastrophe on Everest. Three commercial teams died in the mountains. The team included both experienced climbers and tourists who did not have the experience of conquering eight-thousanders. This is the case when Everest showed tough character. Many people want to close commercial tours to Chomolungma because it is incredibly dangerous. Climbing Everest is a test for the body and psyche, not everyone can handle with this, even for huge money.

Mountaineers who go on assaulting Everest are able to throw a colleague or friend who dies, even without trying to help him. They are not bad. Such rules of the game. They just save themselves. On Everest, you can find a lot of corpses of climbers who will forever remain there. Thanks to the eternal cold, snow, and frost, their bodies are very well preserved. Moreover, many travelers ask not to take their bodies in the event of a catastrophe. They want Everest to be their grave.

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A climber’s body that points the way at an altitude of 8,500 metersThe dead people are often left on the slopes of the mountain because of the difficulties associated with their evacuation. Some of them serve as a guide for climbers. For example, the body of the Hindu Tsewang Paljora, who died in 1996, marks the height of 8,500 meters and even has its name – “Green Shoes” – because of the bright green color of the shoe of the deceased. Also, many tragic cases happen in the “zone of death”, as the height is called more than 7,500 meters.

 

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Everest is a very unpredictable and unfriendly mountain.
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