How To: Climb Mount Everest

Climb Mount Everest

How to Climb Mount Everest

Eeverst isn't for armatures. If you have the ambition of climbing Mt. Everest you will have to do a lot of preparations including physical fitness work, travel arrangements, not to mention putting aside thousands of dollars to make your dream a reality.

You may not be able to move mountains, but they can move you. Standing at the top of the world after an extremely challenging climb can be a profound experience.

Step 1: Start saving

Start saving your pennies – climbing Everest is not only a challenging expedition, but also an expensive one. You'll need about $60,000 to make your dream of standing at the top of the world a reality.

Step 2: Get in shape

Get in shape by running 5 to 10 miles a day, preferably uphill, for at least 12 months prior to your climb. Lift weights to build your upper body strength.

Step 3: Practice

Practice on an easier mountain – both to build your experience and confidence, and to get your body used to exertion at high altitudes.

Step 4: Join an expedition

Join an expedition when you are ready to tackle Everest. This will be a large portion of your expense, but some of your equipment is provided and climbing with a group makes for a safer experience.

Step 5: Purchase gear

Purchase all the gear that your expedition does not provide. This will include clothing, boots, sleeping bags, and more.

Step 6: Prepare mentally

Prepare yourself mentally. Visualize a successful climb, while understanding how hard it is going to be physically and mentally.

Step 7: Get started

Tackle the mountain. Conserve your energy and your oxygen for the long haul, follow best safety practices, and stick with the group.

Step 8: Brag about it

Brag to anyone who will listen. You've been to the top of the world and lived to tell about it.

Be the First to Comment

Share Your Thoughts

  • Hot
  • Latest