Mt. Everest has always been an icon of Nepal’s recognition and today Nepal stands out with its distinguished hallmark in the world. Climbing Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world has always been a dignified matter of achievement for anyone who dares to go beyond their limits. Getting to the top of the world, Mount Everest (8,848.86 m / 29,031 Feet), the highest mountain in the world is certainly one of the ultimate dreams of every fanatic mountaineer. The Everest Expedition is definitely a heavenly experience, a spiritual journey into the holy Chomolungma (Sagarmatha) that challenges your fortitude and self-discipline.
Mount Everest Expedition History:
In 1852 the Great Trigonometrical Survey in India under the leadership of British colonel - British surveyor General Sir George Everest made a breakthrough by discovering the highest mountain in the world. It was given the name Everest in 1856 after the Surveyor General. The British Expeditions' quest to be on the top of the world’s highest mountain, Everest dates back to the 1920s. The unsuccessful ascent of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine in 1920 would basically be the first human conquest of being at the elevation of 8000 meters i.e. more than 26,000 feet. Since Nepal’s border was closed to the outside world, all British Everest Expeditions were executed from Tibet, The North Face. Everest and the British expeditions have certainly constituted a very beautiful history and legends that have inspired the world to go beyond human limits.
Eventually, the 1953 British Expedition led by Sir John Hunt attained the greatest victory of humankind. Under Hunts' leadership, they managed to get the first-ever humankind at the top of Mount Everest, 8848m writing a New Chapter in the history of Mountaineering. It was on May 29, 1953, that Sir Edmund Hillary (New Zealand) and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa (Nepali Climber) climbed the world’s highest peak. After this first ascent, climbing Everest from Nepal - widely known as the Everest South Face created its eminent symbol in the world. Since then every year mountaineers from around the world come to Nepal to experience the thrill of what Hillary and Tenzing must have felt being at the top of Everest.
Climbing Mount Everest with Nepal Pyramids
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Is it difficult to climb Everest?
Climbing Mt. Everest, the world’s highest mountain is not a stroll in a park. There is no such thing as Easy or Effortless when it comes to climbing mountains. Significantly, climbing Everest is indeed very challenging and more difficult than anything else in the world. It will surely test your determination, your aptitude, your self-esteem, and your self-discipline. Climbers need to be aware of the risks and hazards of climbing Everest. At every step, our climbing leaders need to be very cautious and skilled risk assessors to know and understand the vulnerability of everyday situations.
It is very true that in the “Death Zone,” the oxygen is so limited that the body's cells start to die and the climber suffers hypoxia. To accomplish your mission for Everest every climber needs to appropriately acclimatize and adapt to the prevailing thin air. Furthermore, climbers are to come up with good leadership judgment to ensure safety and get away with the hazards. One small error of judgment can be very fatal which has definitely cost many lives on Everest.
When is the best time for the Everest Expedition?
Fundamentally, April till June is considered advantageous for the Everest Expedition. Besides, high-tech equipment, professional climbers, well acclimatization, and a great team what plays a fundamental role is the weather – also very popularly known as the “WINDOW”. Window in Everest simply means the appropriate time of the day which is favorable and may deliver further probabilities for summiting Everest. After the auspicious first ascent of Everest in May by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, this particular month is considered applicable to deliver better WINDOW prospects.
Though mountaineers from different parts of the world always make an effort to climb Everest Every Autumn season in Nepal. Furthermore, climbers surprisingly have managed to climb Everest in the Autumn season as well despite the chill factor hazards which are much higher compared to the Spring season. So to speak Spring is the best and besides, April – May is considered the warmest season in Everest.
Route and different Camp Elevations to Mount Everest – South Face.
Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp, the gateway to the world’s highest mountain sits at an elevation of (5,360 m/17,585 feet). Base camp is essentially a beautiful playing ground for acclimatization where all climbers spend a few weeks adapting to thin air. During expedition season Base camp would turn out much like a small town with all the facilities from the internet to bakery cafes. This is where the climbers camp temporarily for more than two months – the climbing crew and Icefall Doctors do all their complex tasks of fixing ropes and ladders over the challenging Khumbu Icefalls.
Everest Camp I is right into the gully through the Khumbu Icefall at (6,065 m / 19,900 feet). Climbers usually start earliest in the morning before sunrise when the ice is still rigid and compact. Getting to Camp I is considered the most thrilling by most climbers due to the canyon that passes through the most daring Khumbu Glacier and the most laborious but very enchanting Khumbu Icefall.
Everest Camp II, also very popularly known as Advanced Base Camp (ABC) is at (6,400 m / 21,300 feet). As the climber progresses further to Camp II they go via the prominent “Western Cwm” which is believed to be named by George Mallory in 1921. Western Cwm pronounced, as “Western Coom” actually is an enormous glacial basin between Everest and Mount Nuptse (7,861 m / 25,790 feet). It literally means “Huge Bowl-Shaped Valley or Basin".
Everest Camp III is approximately between 7,200 m to 7,400 m, over 24000 feet. Camp III is located at the steep face of Mount Lhotse, which is the fourth (4th) highest mountain in the world that stands at the height of (8,516 m / 27,940 feet). Camp III is pretty technical and the steep angle of the Lhotse face sets the really difficult ground for the climbers which may be the reason why they keep themselves clipped to the fixed rope all the time even at the Camp. In between Everest Base Camp and Camp, III Climbers perform lots of back-and-forth routines for proper acclimatization.
Everest Camp IV sits at (8,016 m / 26,300 feet) above sea level on the South Col, an edge between Everest and Mount Lhotse. To say South Col is between the first and the fourth-highest mountains in the world. Advancing further to Camp IV climbers are faced with the crossing of two hurdles popularly known as “Yellow Band” and “Geneva Spur” named by the 1952 Swiss Mount Everest Expedition. These barriers are difficult and technically challenging for the climbers. Camp IV is more like an attack camp for the summit. Since you are already at 8000 m, climbers spend limited time and attack the summit under weather conditions.
Everest Summit (8,848.86 m / 29,031 Feet),
From Camp IV climbers start at night with the hope of reaching the summit at a particular time frame and the Climbing Window. This is to say after camp III with a short break and organizing the mountaineers start for the summit before midnight gradually walking to the Balcony, a small platform at 8,400m / 27,500 feet. Continuing further through a series of technical climbs through rock steps and sharp ridges they come to the summit ridge very traditionally known as “Hillary Steps” at (8,760 m / 28,750 feet) eventually leading them to the top of the world at 8848m.