Mt. Everest From The Ground Up This is undoubtedly the closest any of us will ever get to the top of Mt. Everest.
KEEP AN EYE ON THE ELEVATION, LEFT SIDE OF YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN,
AND THEN MOVE THE MOUSE WHEN YOU GET TO THE TOP TO SEE A 360° PANORAMIC
VIEW. It's almost like being there and there's a 360 degree view from the top!
Go to: http://everestavalanchetragedy.com/mt-everest-journey.html
After loading, click Start the climb
Later click Continue to the summit.
At the top, move the pointer right or left only minutely.
Explication of Hillary Step at the top https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_Step
Well I will live my life and NEVER have a desire to climb a mountain. Helicopter ride is a different story...
Eugene, That was beautiful. I have never seen pictures like that.
When I was younger,I climbed Mt. Washington in New Hampshire in the winter. That was quite a experience. I have done a lot of parts of the Appalachian trail that runs from Maine to Georgia.
I love mountains and Model T fords.
I think I will take the cable car. When is the next one scheduled to depart?
Nice site. Thank you for sharing.
Eugene: Thank you so much for posting that video. My son-in-law is a climber, and I saved it for him. He very much enjoyed and appreciated it.
I just finished Hillary's book and another about the ill-fated 1996 expeditions. Fantastic view of the terrain on the climb up!! Mt Everest has claimed a lot of lives over the years...
I've heard it's so crowded during the season you might not even make the top! Too much traffic. Any body have an idea what it would cost from scratch? Must be in the 6 figure area by now.
I'm waiting in line at the bar at the bottom for the elevator to show up. in the mean time I am enjoying some ice cold beir.
Thanks Eugene for the link. My daughter Sarah & I trekked to base camp in 2012. The summit is still a mile higher than base camp which is approx 18,000 feet.
This is taken from the top of Kala Patar, a rather little mountain (hill of 18,500 feet) you hike up to see Mount Everest because you can't see Everest from base camp. Everest is the highest point above my daughter's head.
In this motley crew, my daughter, Apa Sherpa (a living legend in Nepal who has summitted 21 times), our guide Lhakpa, me, Dawa, Pasang.
Link to our blog Our Blog
Link to pictures Our Pictures
Charlie, you asked about cost.
The headline for 2016 is that the high-end went higher and the low-end went lower. The price range for a standard climb, i.e. non-custom, ranges from $30,000 to $85,000. This is driven by low cost Nepali operators getting a foothold in the market and the traditional western operators adding more services to differentiate their product. In other words, climbing Everest has become a mature market just like cars or airplane flights.
From here Cost to climb