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Informative Speech On Mount Everest

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To begin, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world. Have you thought of what it would be like to climb to the top of the highest mountain in the world. Have you wondered about the cost, the danger, or how many have attempted to climb the prodigious Mount Everest? To start, I am going to let you know background knowledge about Mount Everest. Reaching 29,029 feet above sea level, Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth. The mountain’s summit straddles the border which separates China and Nepal. The mountain attracts mountaineers as well as less seasoned climbers who enlist guides as Sherpas. Sherpas are people that live in the national park surrounding Mount Everest, Khumbu-valley. Sherpas have lived at a high altitude for generations.…show more content…
Climbers must acknowledge the risks of climbing the treacherous mountain. One of the risks of climbing Mount Everest is your health. Many climbers do not know what the risks of climbing Mount Everest are. The less harmful risks would be a high altitude cough and acute mountain sickness. Even the least of risks such as a cough, this high altitude cough could break ones ribs. Damaged rigged edges of broken ribs can damage major blood vessels or internal organs, such as the lungs. While climbing Mount Everest you can experience a variety of symptoms, from extreme fatigue to dizziness and coughing up blood. The lack of oxygen going to the brain at such a high altitude which could also be called Hypoxia, can cause people to make poor, and sometimes deadly decisions. One of the biggest risks climbers take while climbing Mount Everest is death. Many attempt to climb the intimidating Mount Everest but some don’t ever make it out of the mountain alive. No one knows how many dead bodies remain on Mount Everest today, but there are more than 200 dead bodies for a fact. When en-route to the top of mountain, hundreds of climbers will pass hundreds of dead bodies. Geert van Hurck is an amateaur climber from Belgium. Geert van Hurck made a rare decision while climbing Mount Everest, he chose to stop and turn back heading towards the base camp rather than the summit.…show more content…
They conquered the mountain on May 29, 1953. In an interview with Scholastic Sir Edmund Hillary states, “On the summit of Everest I had a feeling of great satisfaction to be first there.” Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary might of been the first to attain climbing Mount Everest but they would not be the only ones. The youngest person ever to climb the tallest mountain in the world was Jordan Romero who climbed Everest at the age of 13. One day at school he saw a mural on a wall of the Seven Summits and told his dad that he wanted to climb the Seven Summits. His dad, Paul Romero then started training him to climb the tallest mountains in the world. When climbing the deadlier north side of Mount Everest they experienced hurricane gales up to 120 mph. At one point in their climb a towering wall of ice collapsed dragging Jordan and his father down the mountain, while 80 feet away something similar killed a hungarian climber. In conclusion, Mount Everest is a deadly adventure with remarkable dangers. Climbers risk it all to reach the summit and to be on top of the world. It takes true character to climb a fatal yet astonishing mountain like Mount Everest. In the end climbers say it is a feeling that they can’t describe. Sir Edmund Hillary once said “People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary
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