Do you know how risky it is to climb a mountain? But despite that risk, there are still a lot of people, who would like to climb mountains like the Mt. Everest. This summit is 29,035 feet tall, consisting of marble, shale and limestone of various types. Since it is covered with real deep snow, you may experience a -80F temperature with a wind blowing at 200mph. The Tibetans call this mountain as Chomolungma, which means the mother goddess of the universe. It was Sir George Everest first identified this mountain in 1841. It was named Peak 15 in 1856 and then, Mount Everest in 1865.
The Everest Mountain is now one of the most popular and highest mountains that climbers and explorers would like to reach. But climbing on top is not that easy because it is indeed the most important undertaking. It is because you need a lot of preparation and make sure that you are more than ready when the climbing day comes. Anyway, as a climber, who is aspiring to reach the top of Mt. Everest, we have here a few important tips for you to consider.
You need to be physically prepared for this activity. It means that you must get your body all set and ready to climb the summit and to fight the weather. This is indeed a really challenging activity that you cannot forget for the rest of your life.
So, how will you assess your body physically? Are you fit for climbing the Everest? You need to work out and train every day. It does not matter if this will take months or years. What is important is to be strong and to endure the wind blowing and snow falling.
I supposed, you should know how to prepare yourself, right? Why don’t you work on your running, cycling, swimming and walking activities? You have to build your muscles and strengthen your cardiovascular. If possible, carry loads up to a maximum of 65 pounds in 3 hours.
I guess, it is also important to know technical climbing and navigational skills because this will be very helpful to your adventure. Here, you are not just going to understand the skills needed. Instead, you have to learn and practice them. Remember that this is a serious expedition, so you have to give your best and do whatever it takes to survive and reach the top.
Tour and Team
It could have been better, if you are going to save money as early as possible because this adventure is costly. Let’s that it is quite luxurious to climb up Mt. Everest. You are not going there alone just because you wanted to. It would be best to join a team, so you must look for tour agents, who will handle the team. Through this, you will have a company and join other climbers.
In my opinion, it would be best to go with a team because climbing up is too risky. You need other people to help you in case of emergency. It is also necessary to pay your permit to climb and then, there would also be other expenses along, especially when you have to pay a guide and the agency as well.
For your trekking, you need to prepare all the equipment and devices needed. You have to make sure that your climbing gear is complete. This includes shoes, crampons, clothes, face mask, harness, ice axe, ropes, tent, sleeping bag, pads, cooking ware, water purification, gas, maps and compass. Anyway, you have to consult a professional Everest climber to know more gadgets and gears needed for this activity.