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11 Mind-blowing facts about Mount Everest

 November 14, 2021      By Himalayan Hero Adventure
11 Mind-blowing facts about Mount Everest

The Everest Myth is well known to all of us. There have been hundreds of motivational speeches exhorting audiences to "climb your personal Everest," in press releases which announce the latest individual to summit for the latest reason, and in marketing metaphors which proclaim the qualities required for conquering the world's highest peak.

Climbers and mountain literature readers are also familiar with attempts to explain the reality behind the Everest Myth. It has been decades since we have heard about the crowds of clients traveling on the normal routes and the reliance on ropes fixed, camps placed, oxygen bottles carried and loads hauled by locals.

We have argued in print and online that "totally supported ascent" is not "climbing," that real mountaineering involves more direct contact with the terrain, and that the "spirit of alpinism" is about respecting nature, not dominating it. According to an impassioned editorial Patrick Wagnon wrote for Montagnes Magazine in 2008:

“My goal is not to promote an elitist discourse...but rather to encourage a return to humility, in which it is the climber's responsibility to adapt himself to choosing an objective within his capabilities, and not for the mountain to become more accessible."

As have contributors to countless other publications around the world, Alpinist contributors have periodically spoken out against the current problems with high-altitude tourism on Everest. With each passing season, the Myth only seems to grow stronger as the death toll rises. In his blog, climbing writer Peter Beal asserts, "There is no doubt that Everest is now a spectacle, feeding off its own image and becoming a bigger version of itself."


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#6.Edmund Hillary might not have been the first person to climb Mount Everest.
New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary became the first person to summit Mount Everest in 1953. In addition to him was Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa from Nepal. Nevertheless, some believe that Mount Everest's summit was conquered much earlier.
 
George Mallory and Andrew Irvine attempted to climb Everest in 1924, but they were last seen making their way up the mountain on July 8 of that year. The pair was never seen again. It is not known whether they reached the summit. 
 
#7. Climbing Mount Everest can cost anywhere from £25,000 to £70,000.
Depending on the support needed, climbing this famous peak can cost around £50,000.
 
#8.Kima Rita Sherpa has successfully summited 24 times.
Kami Sherpa's most recent ascent was in May of this year. A very impressive number of nine successful summits is currently held by mountain guide Lhakpa Sherpa.
 
There have been 5294 different adventurers to summit Mount Everest, with 1211 of them (mostly Sherpas) summiting it multiple times. Eighty-two summits of Mount Everest were recorded in 2018, a record number.


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#9.Summiting Everest takes approximately 39-40 days.
In addition to this, you will need time to trek to Everest Base Camp, which can take 10-14 days. Since the body needs time to adjust to the extreme altitude, it takes so long to summit Everest - there is only a third of the oxygen available on the summit as compared with sea level. The use of bottled oxygen helps climbers withstand the effects of extreme altitude.
 
#10.Everest has been climbed in just 10 hours 56 minutes.
In 2003, Lakpa Gelu Sherpa set a record by climbing to the top of Everest on the South Side of the mountain in Nepal in 10 hours and 56 minutes.
 
There is nothing more awe-inspiring than Mount Everest, which attracts adventurers from around the world. So, if you want to witness this formidable mountain for yourself, come on our Everest Base Camp Trek and embark on an adventure you will never forget! #himalayanheroadventure
 
#11.There is a yeti
 
As a mythical creature, the Yeti (or Bigfoot, Sasquatch, or Abominable Snowman) has taken many forms. The creature is described as an ape-like creature that stalks the woods in hoax videos. He has been portrayed in horror films as a vicious creature, and some scientists claim he is some sort of long-lost Neanderthal. Nowadays, he is even represented in small games and animations in a cartoonish manner.
 
In recent years, online games have shifted toward graphics-heavy designs, and as a result, they have begun to incorporate characters and themes, such as "Scary Friends," a slot machine centered on a Yeti-like beast. There is a goofy interpretation of the Scary Friends slot called "Yeti Game" available on mobile devices.
 
It is true that there may be various interpretations of Yeti in pop culture, but there are also those who believe that there is an actual Yeti that lives in wild and remote places. There have been countless reports of people who say they saw a snowy ape-man in the Himalayas, leading companies such as the BBC and Travel Channel to speculate about the existence of Himalayan Yetis. It's no wonder that the idea of a real yeti (or perhaps several yetis) has become one of Mount Everest's most intriguing myth legends.
 
If you want to explore Everest this 2021, feel free to connect with us!
 
 


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