On the night of May 12th 1986 a very terrible event took place on Mount Hood in
Mt. Everest, more than twenty nine thousand feet above sea level, is Earth’s highest mountain. It is also the deadliest place on Earth. Then why do people want climb it so bad they even risk their own lives? Is it the excitement standing on top of the world? Or perhaps the feeling of achievement? Nevertheless, if I was given a chance to climb Mt. Everest, I wouldn’t do it because it is expensive, the view is not worth climbing, and I might risk putting my health and life in danger.
In the article “Anatoli Boukreev (Responds to Krakauer)”, Boukreev argues against author Jon Krakauer and his initial allegations in his article “Into Thin Air”, which was published in the September 1996 issue of Outside Magazine. He claims that he was more than qualified to guide groups of paying clients to summit Mount Everest. This is due to his extensive experience in doing exactly that. For example, he has conquered a grand total of 22 mountains in more than twenty years. He has climbed all 22 of these without the assistance of any sort of supplementary oxygen. He also defends the decisions that he made on what he did and did not do when he was faced with challenges that ultimately decided the fate of the others’ lives. For example, his
Most of the people that takes risks do it because it teaches you to set goals and follow through, risk is exhilarating; it makes you come alive. This is why the Everest means the risks that we take, the beauty of life, but most importantly, the meaning of life.
I believe most people know that climbing Mount Everest needs such a huge bravery, but those people who are trying to climb this world’s highest mountain need to consider about safety more than achievements. As most people knew, there are a lot of people are still trying to attempt to climb Mount Everest, but the results are unexpected, it can either be good or bad; they might got to the top of the mountain and celebrating, then they will just get back to their camp and enjoy their foods and more, or these people might died while attempting to climb Mount Everest, include those people who have families and friends. Which is the adventure of Mount Everest might needs people to risk their life.
To begin with, it is dangerous trying to climb Mount Everest, let alone trying save someone on a mountain. At times there are way too many people on the mountain
In Jon Krakauer’s masterpiece, Into Thin Air, he provides an in-depth explanation of what happened one disastrous day on Mount Everest. While the book is essentially a memoir, it incorporates the excitement of an adventure novel, the suspense of a mystery, and the factual detailing of a school textbook. Jon Krakauer doesn’t leave out any experience to the reader; he very carefully explains every detail so anyone can read his book, even those who have never heard of what happened in Spring of 1996 on Mount Everest.
There are people in life who crave thrill and adventure; who feel their life is missing something. Some people choose to climb Everest to fulfill this. Desperate to summit, to experience a view beyond words, people risk their lives to get a sneak peek at the top of the world. Although Everest is the world’s highest mountain, it is also the world’s highest open grave. In Jon Krakauer 's Into Thin Air, eight climbers lose their lives; the most dead in one year. Andy Harris, Anatoli Boukreev, and Lopsang Jangbu Sherpa, are all examples of why it is not worth risking your own life to save the life of another.
Money plays a gigantic part in the economy with Everest. “By 1996 Hall was charging $65,000 a head…” (pg.36). To guides, gross amounts of money paid, Sherpa’s at the base of the mountain went from a small village with no wheels to having the children wearing baseball caps and American branded shirts. This even allowed anyone who could pay, could climb the mountain, even if guides had to drag them up the mountain. There wasn’t as much lack of trust due to the types of people, but their skill level. There was symbolism of them all being on the same rope, and the thought if one were to fall. Loyalty came into play, and Krakauer described it as a blessing and a curse. Rob Hall’s death was due to his loyalty to Doug Hansen, whom was immobile near
In the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, Christopher McCandless came from a nice suburb of Washington D.C. He excelled in school and had been an outstanding athlete. He graduated with honors from Emory University in the summer of 1990, and soon after he dropped out of sight. He changed his name from Chris to Alex, gave his twenty-four- thousand dollar savings account to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, and burned all the cash in his wallet. He desired to live off the land and travel across North America. One explorer who is similar to chris is Reinhold Messner. Explorers are motivated to leave their life behind and go on an adventure because of them being the center of their own existence, their mistakes turning into misery and them rejecting the established norms in society.
In the article,"The Man Who Climbed Highest," from Achieve3000, the author states that Hillary was the man to survive Mt. Everest. Achieve3000 uses a descriptive structure in order to show how Hillary did on Mt. Everest. This text is intended for students and adults. A man named Hillary liked climbing snowy mountains. He wanted to climb Mt. Everest because nobody has survived climbing it. Hillary and his friends were about to climb Mt. Everest. When timed past Hillary was the first man to climb to the summit of Mt. Everest. Many people have tried to climb Mr. Everest but have never survived. Many people were celebrating for Hilary's achievement. Hillary was a humble am and was great at climbing snowy mountains. Hillary was proud
Nowaday, people are looking for something that can satisfy their life, one of that thing is adventure trip such as skydiving, surfing, mountain climbing and of course the challenge of climbing to the top of mountain Everest is not an exception, but is that worth it to pay your life in it.If someone give me a chance to climb on that mountain, i will say no for sure cause why I want to bet my life on it because I want to satisfy my feeling?
Adventures can take us places. Whether just across the river or all the way to the moon, we long for adventure. Exploration allows the human race to discover new frontiers. Advancements have been made in all fields of science by taking huge risks and leaps. How are humans supposed to create and invent without first knowing what they can do? Mt. Everest is no different. The high cliffs and peak of the mountain have attracted explorers for over a century. If it’s unexplored, humans will find a way to explore it. This is why, no matter who they are, people all over the world should be allowed to scale Everest.
In the paper titled “Why Everest?” proposes that Sherpas, the Nepalese guides, have made the paths a lot safer than they were before on Mount Everest. Specified by Guy Morau, “ the ascent is not as treacherous as it was. Sherpas guides know where they should put extra ropes and paths the climbers should take.” Showing that the paths used to be a lot more perilous, with less places for footing and ropes. Also, this shows that the Sherpas help to make these paths invulnerable and easier to climb. Adversaries contend that there might not be enough paths for someone who doesn’t know where to go; notwithstanding this perception because there are a lot more paths and ropes for the climbers making a lot safer than it was fifty years ago. Hence, having safer and less treacherous paths is the second reason people do have the right to rescue services when they put themselves at risk
The slopes of Mount Everest 's "death zone" are littered with the bodies of driven, goal oriented, and successful people. Some of these deaths occurred when the climber pushed on in spite of indications of poor weather, physical exhaustion, altitude sickness, or insufficient oxygen. Driven by their goal of summiting, confirmation bias (the tendency of seeing reality as you wish it to be, rather than as it is) made them disregard these negative indicators.