The Pros And Cons Of Conquering Mount Everest

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“Everest for me, and I believe for the world, is the physical and symbolic manifestation of overcoming odds to achieve a dream” – Tom Whittaker (“Quotes From Everest:”). Conquering Mount Everest is an accomplishment very few people get to say they have done. Mount Everest has created many journeys and challenges for people because of the mountain’s features, challenge climbing the massive mountain, and the exhilaration of conquering Mount Everest. There are many important features about Mount Everest. The summit of Mount Everest is located between the border that separates Nepal and China (Zimmerman). The Plateau Mount Everest is located on is the Tibetan Plateau. The Tibetan Plateau has many brackish lakes, a lake with fresh water and salt water mixed together, in the northern part of the plateau (“Plateau of Tibet”). The plateaus of Mount Everest add importance to the mountains size.…show more content…
Hypothermia occurs when a person’s body temperature drops below 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Symptoms of hypothermia can include shivering, dizziness, confusion, increased heart rate, lack of coordination, hunger, and fatigue (Mayo Clinic Staff). If one leaves hypothermia untreated, one can die in a matter of 30 minutes (“Why Climbers Die On Mount Everest”). Only a few amount of people are able to say they have conquered Mount Everest.
There have been many significant climbs on Mount Everest. The first people to ever successfully climb Mount Everest are Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa. On May 29, 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa completed Mount Everest (“The Telegraph”). The second successful climb was by Ernest Schmied and Jurg Mermet. On May 23, 1953 Ernest and Jurg successfully climbed Mount Everest (“First Ten People Who Climbed Mount Everest”). Not many can say they have successfully climbed Mount Everest, which makes the mountain such an honorable
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