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    marvel at the stunning views from Kala Pattar, and connect with the friendly Sherpa people of Nepal as most of Sherpas under the age

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    Everest Tourism Essay

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    experiences. From the well-developed trail to Everest base camp to treks in remote semi-wilderness areas, there is a choice to suit all-corners. The most frequented part of the region is located in Solukhumbu district, the home of the legendary Sherpas. The northern part of the district (Khumbu) is encompassed in the Everest National Park, which was established to protect the fragile environment of the alpine region. To the east of the Everest National Park is the Makalu-Barun National Park, a remote

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    mountain rises about 1/3 of an inch a year, and the summit temperature never rises above 32°F. The mountain was named after an Indian/British General, Sir George Everest. It is also called “Chomolungma,” or “Mother Goddess of the Earth,” by the Sherpas, or guides, that live in a Buddhist temple on the foothills of Everest. The summit of the mountain has been attempted more than 4,000 times, with 265 lives being lost in the process (as of 2014 statistics). The most tragic day on Everest was on

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    what the route would be like. Mallory and his climbing partner never made it back and his body was found in 1999 by a commercial expedition team. Almost 30 years later in 1953, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary reached the summit of Mount Everest for the first time in history. Norgay was a Sherpa from India who had made it to the South Summit, just below the summit of Everest, one year prior. He and another British climber were turned away because of a harsh ice storm, forcing them to

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    Geographic. "We couldn't have been more wrong". Over the following decades, Mount Everest has been seen as an opportunity for commercialization. You can now pay thousands of dollars for an experienced climber to guide you up the mountain, along with Sherpas to help you carry your things. This has become such a norm that people have lost sight of the real reason they climb the mountain.

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    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

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    Conquering the K2 – A story of heroism. Just few years back i got the opportunity to climb Drift Peak near Leadville with my friend Sherpa and Lee. Lee was an expert at climbing peaks and he had even conquered the amazing K2 peak of the mesmerising Himalayas. A sturdy man with a passion for the mountains and a clear vision to reach to the top, Lee was a simple man. I knew him since my college days and he was always good at adventure and sports compared to academics. On our way to the peak on a winter

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    improved the community. They improved multiple things including better energy sources, schools, and medical fields. The Sherpas changed their lives to help others but it also ended up helping them too. Mt. Everest measures to be 29,029 feet high. With this type of altitude comes extreme dangers. Being so high up can cause there to not be enough oxygen for your body and can kill your brain cells. Preparation for climbing takes several months. You can not just immediately climb Everest, you have to

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    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

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    Jon Krakeuer never thought he’d climb to the top of Mount Everest. He gave up mountain climbing several years before but this was an opportunity of a lifetime and that had changed his life ever since. Although he was only supposed to stay at base camp to write for “Outside Magazine”, the thought of actually climbing to the top would be one of the greatest achievements he’s ever achieved and he wanted to challenge himself against this almighty mountain. He never envisioned himself making that final

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    Roland Smith Survival

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    Survival : the state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances. In school, we read the book Peak by Roland Smith. The novel is about a fourteen year old boy with the urge to get to a mountain again after he moved to New York City. The closest thing to a mountain remotely near him is the New York City skyline. Until he took on Everest. The majority of this book is his journey up the mountain. I feel this book overall shows the types

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    Mount Everest experiencing many dangerous events as well as loss. Jon Krakauer is a part of a group led by Rob Hall, a famous experienced climber that follow the same schedule as Scott Fischer, a passionate climbing leader that is accompanied by a Sherpa named Lopsang Jangbu. Although they came from all different backgrounds, they do not let that stop them from climbing up to base four. Many people summited with no problems even if they do it at different times, going down was the conflict, they

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    The Everest Disaster, a tragic incident in 1996. 3 expeditions trying to summit Everest at the same time. The Adventure Consultants, leader Rob Hall, the Mountain Madness team led by Scott Fischer and The Taiwanese Expedition led by Makalu Gau. There were a total of 33 climbers trying to summit, 19 getting trapped in the Death Zone because of a major storm. One group got lost on the South Col another stuck near the Hillary Step and another stuck near the south summit. Rob Hall, Andy Harris, Doug

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    Sherpas are important to the survival of climbers and fellow guides. With this in mind, it is essential to know that without the Sherpas’ help, many notorious climbers we know today would not have succeeded in climbing the infamous Mount Everest. Sherpa assist climbers by carrying any extra items the climber may need on their ascend. Many Sherpas have experience climbing Everest so this will ease the climber and provide them with information they might not have known. It is best to begin one’s journey

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    In the letter responding to John Krakauer, Anatoli Boukreev addresses the topic of his actions while guiding a group throughout Mount Everest. He argues that Krakauer does not have the amount of experience and he wasn’t as close to the action as Boukreev was. He claims that Krakauer doesn’t have the correct amount of knowledge to make assumptions about his actions on Mount Everest. Boukreev claims that he has a lot more experience than Krakauer does because he has climbed Mount Everest three times

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    Accomplished rock climber and veteran journalist, Jon Krakauer in his book, Into Thin Air, describes the 1996 Mount Everest disaster. Krakauer 's purpose is to record the events of the expedition in complete detail. He adopts an informative tone in order to demonstrate the deadly effects of pride, poor judgement, and bad luck. Krakauer begins his book by establishing the credibility of his account of the expedition. Introducing himself as a member of the 1996 Adventure Consultants expedition on Mount

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    In the article, “Anatoli Boukreev ( Responds to Krakauer ), Anatoli Boukreev disputes the topic of his critical, odd decisions and actions on Mount Everest on May 10,1990. He argues that he was indeed experienced, he had to move forward to retrieve help or else he would have died along with the rest of the climbers, he did not need oxygen since he was already adapted to the extreme cold weather, and in fact that he was well dressed for the climate. To begin with, Boukreev was already familiar with

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    Noted for her prominence in a number of Colorado’s climbing associations, Agnes Vaille was the first woman to successfully scale the east face of Longs Peak, which ultimately cost her her life. In James Pickering’s section of Western Voices: 125 Years of Colorado Writing, titled “Tragedy on Longs Peak: Walter Kiener’s Own Story,” the tragedy of Agnes Vaille is recounted by her climbing companion Walter Kiener, who had imparted the story to Charles Hewes. Kiener’s tale reminisces the harrowing nature

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    The first attempt and success to climb Mt. Everest occured in 1953. Since then, almost 4,000 people have been able to scale the mountain, but over 230 people have not been able to climb it successfully. There is a chance of accident or death when climbing this mountain or any dangerous activity. All people should should have the right to rescue services even if they knowingly put themselves at risk because there is always a chance of an accident happening, rangers are there to save people in danger

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    “The Devils Thumb and Everest” Climbing mountains can be extremely dangerous. Jon Krakaeur and Erik Weihenmayer both wrote stories to tell us all about it. Jon Kraukaeur wrote the story “The Devils Thumb” about climbing a mountain in Alaska all alone. Kraukaeur has climbed mountains all his life and has written many books about it. Erik Weihenmayer wrote the story “Everest” about reaching the summit of Mount Everest as a blind person. Weihenmayer has taken many risks of climbing mountains without

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