Mount Everest: The Wildest Ever Adventure on The Planet Earth

What is Mount Everest?
The top of the world, Mount Everest named to honor the British surveyor-general of India Sir George Everest who discovered the height of then XV peak in 1865 that is 8848m (29,029 ft). [Officially recorded height] . In Nepali it is called Sagarmatha which means Goddess of the Sky and in Tibetan Language its name is Chomolungma that means Mother Goddess of the Universe. Whatever be the name, it is the tallest peak in the world. The height of the south base camp in Nepal is 5,360 meters (17,590 ft) and the north base camp is at 5,208 meters (17,087 ft) in Tibet. These camps are rudimentary campsites on Mount Everest that are used by mountain climbers during their ascent and descent. South Base Camp is used when climbing via the southeast ridge, while North Base Camp is used when climbing via the northeast ridge. The height of the peak is increasing by few millimeters every year due to tectonic movement. In 1999, its height was found to be 8850m (29,035).

First Successful Climbing
On 29 May, 1953 at 11:30 A.M. according to local time in Nepal the world was taken aback when two heroes Edmund Hillary ( 33) from New Zealand and Tenzing Norge Sherpa (39) from Nepal first reached to the top of the world, via the South Col Route, making a new history. Sherpa was the active climber long before his 1953 effort alongside Hillary. On the other hand Hillary would live a life rich in adventure, becoming the first man to stand on both poles as well as on the world’s highest peaks. Having climbed Mount Everest both of them become the national hero. According to obituary in New York Times Hillary never held government office in his native country New Zealand, but he always became the prominent government figure. Japanese lady Zunko Tabei was the first fortunate who climbed mount Everest representing women. After that thousands of climber has successfully reached to the summit, and hundreds of records have been set up. The Sherpa community from Nepal is leading climbers who deserve most of the records.

Some Records:
Every season many people are not only climbing it, but also setting record. The15- year- old Nepalese boy and the girl of same age Temba Tsheri and Ming Kipa were able to reach to the peak. It’s amazing the disabled guy who is legally blind Erik Weihenmeyer reached the summit on 25 May, 2001. Apa Sherpa holds the record for reaching the summit more times than any other person (19 times as of May 2009). The oldest climber to successfully reach Mt. Everest’s summit is 76-year-old Min Bahadur Sherchan, who did so 25 May 2008 from the Nepal side. The records are so on and every year climber are setting newer one.

Why people love to climb Mount Everest?

Climbing mountains is not a piece of cake, it requires courage, passion, guts, audacity in one word it requires heart. One needs to battle with deadly ice and paralyzing storm. Even more trying in Mt. Everest is the most risky way of getting adventure and glory because it is notorious. Fear of unprecedented avalanches is always with on their sleeve, they have to love it. Many people who dared to climb it never backed to their home to see and embrace their near and dear one, though, every year many people have been putting their life in stake for passion and adventure. Every year it claims life of many climbers because the death is there. Each and every minute is uncertain and risky. Nobody could guess what happens next on their way. The question is that why people from all around the world risk their life in the name of adventure. Every day most of us take the risk in different degree. The 1953 exposition was not the first attempt at scaling the world’s highest peak. In 1924 George Mallory, who famously answered a query about why he wanted to climb Everest with the response, “Because it’s there,” died in an unsuccessful ascent alongside Andrew Irvine. The two were eventually found 75 years later, and equipment and parts of their camp have been spotted by several expeditions over the past six decades. In my opinion it is one of the ways to get eternal satisfaction and peace in one’s life. Only people who reached to the pinnacle can see the world from the top. It gives the climber a heroic image in the society. Sometimes, it opens the door of opportunity for the climbers in the society. Many people who love wilderness and peace in their life love to climb it. Whatever be the reasons behind it, only true thing is that it requires motivation in every single step.


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