Mountain climbing is far from a light sport. Of course though, according to murphy’s law, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” And this is very true in Peak, an exciting thriller about a young boy, trying to be the youngest person to ever summit the elusive everest but experiences many hardships along the way. What if things went even further south though? Specifically, an avalanche. How would Peak react, what would he do, would he still climb?
Therefore Erik would be described as a pessimist, he saw the state of mind in which one anticipates undesirable outcomes as he climbed Mount Everest. His trait was encouraging because he wanted to be useful through his journey. The story states, "No way was he going to do this climb without being a fully integrated and useful member of the team." Erick felt that he wanted to be apart of the team with no help. He asserts, "I wasn 't going to be carried to the top and spiked like a football."
Everest climb. Eventually when he climbs Mt. Everest, he climbs up the South side of the mountain. It was 1999 and only two years after the Great Avalanches on Everest. These series of avalanches claimed 18 lives and seriously injured many others.
Neither of our leaders had ever rode the trail before so we didn’t know where to go. This was probably not a good idea in the first place. One road went really steep up and the other was more of a hill leading down somewhere unknown to us. Using a GPS from Bryan Paxton we found that the main road we were aiming for was in the direction of the steep trail so we took our best bet and headed up the looming mountain ahead of us. Once at the base, Cory got to lead again and he did not like the idea of powering up the mountain on his bike because, he hadn’t done so on even the smallest hills that you could coast up and over, so he decided to walk it up the mountain.
22 climbers were killed that year and nobody had reached the summit. None of the names were told. The Mount Everest expedition in 1996 was also a bad year. It’s a well known expedition that involved many professionals also including amateurs. The expedition was very important to the people who worked as guides on Everest.
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.
He was not mesmerized by what nature and its power had to offer as illustrated in, “But all this—the mysterious, far-reaching hair-line trail, the absence of the sun from the sky, the tremendous cold, and the strangeness and weirdness of it all – made no impression on the man” (1048). This statement shows how the man did not have any regard for the forces that nature was imposing upon him. When he looked out on the landscape on this particular day he did not notice all the power that nature was exhibiting upon him, which ultimately led to his death. Unlike the small girl, this man did not truly see the natural world. This disconnect lead to nature overpowering him and by the time he noticed how powerful nature can be, it was too late.
As a result, he, without a second thought, decides to overcome this obstacle by carrying Frodo for the rest of the distance to Mount Doom, disregarding the physical weight of Frodo, the influence of the ring, and his own malnourished state. Tolkien also notes how the weight did not amount to Sam’s expectation. This surprise enhances the heroic nature of Sam’s actions because it shows how strong Sam has grown throughout the journey. He can then use this acquired strength to conquer his problem. This final push to reach the top of the mountain depicts Sam’s heroism because he overcomes the obstacle of Frodo’s physical handicap with newfound strength that few other characters
Every day, more and more amateurs set out to conquer the mountain but in the end, they lose their lives because of silly mistakes because, “not everyone who sets foot on Everest today is second cousin to a mountain goat. Every year more and more amateurs attempt the climb in the face of long odds, grave risks and a $65,000 price tag, with no refunds for those the leader decides can't make it” (Adler). Climbing is, for the most part, for people physically and mentally fit for such a trek. Although, sometimes that will not even matter because, "[you] can be the most well-provisioned, most experienced and high-tech kitted team in the world and be on the South Col ready for our summit, fit and acclimatised, but the next day could be bad and there's absolutely nothing you can do about that" (“Venturing”). You cannot wake up one day and decide to climb the largest mountain in the world, the preparation could take a
Sherpas are the ones who assist tourists on their way up the MT. Everest and also help them return if the westerners are not fit to continue the journey up everest. But after all their hard work the nepalese gov have not treated the sherpas with the respect they deserve. Sherpas have to face issues everyday they work on MT. Everest and are underappreciated by many on the mountain.
Have you ever dreamed or imagined climbing Everest fully coped and prepared. All healthy and fit. Well what about the people with disabilities, who can’t see or is an amputee, I’m sure they’d want to give it a try. Well get ready for the most tiring, lethal and terrifying thing you might face in the world. Paul Hockey was a one-armed man with absolutely no climbing experience.