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Transcript of Mt. Everest
5 and 1/2 miles above sea level.
One of the mountains that make up the Himalayas.
Named for Sir George Everest a British surveyor general in India in 1800’s.
Elevation: 29,035 (8850m)-found to be 6' higher in 1999.
1. Basic layer or layer worn at ALL times: Long underwear, and socks.
2. Second layer, or base camp clothing: Pants, hiking boots and a pile jacket.
3. Evening Base Camp Layer (added to above layer): Down Jacket, light hat, light gloves.
4. Icefall to Camp #3: Wind pants, double boots, wool hat, gloves, harness, crampons, gators, glacier glasses, storm jacket.
5. Camp #5: Glacier glasses, heavy gloves, face mask, oxygen bottle, mask and regulator, radio.
6. Summit: Down suit, mask, mittens, black overboots, ice axe, ski goggles, radio, oxygen canister and regulator in backpack. For climbing: Ropes, a harness, crampons, ice ax with leash, carabiners, webbing, cord, trekking poles, rappelling equipment, ascenders, and slings.
For camping: a gear bag, sleeping bag, backpack, sleeping pad, foam pads, water bottles, thermos bottle, Swiss army knife, eating utensils, and urine bottles or funnels.
Also, bring preventative items such as: A first aid kit, wet wipes, sunscreen, imodium, hand sanitizer, and other personal hygiene products.
You'll lose weight.
Some people have lost 25 pounds or sometimes
1/3 of their body fat. Do it for the adventure! This
may be the adventure of your lifetime. You could also
do this for personal achievement, you'll really build
up on your self-belief, and self-esteem, not everyone
is able to do such a thing. This will truly be a life- changing experience, I believe that once you climb
Mt. Everest there's nothing you can't do. Take this
chance. On May 29th, 1953 Sir Edmand Hillary of New Zealand and Tezing Nepal approached the unclimbable” south side.
Chinese and Nepalese decided to record the official height of Mt. Everest: 29,029 feet tall, without snow: 29,016 feet tall.
May 16th 1975 Junko Tabei of Japan became the first woman to climb Mt. Everest.
Oldest woman to climb Mt. Everest: Anna Czerwinska May 22, 2000.
Longest stay on top: Babu Chiri Sherpa stayed at the summit full 21 hours and a half
Fastest ascent from South: Babu Chhiri Sherpa 34, NP-16 hours and 56 minutes (5-21-2000) Records: Tools and other supplies You will need: