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Elevate to New Heights at the Summit of Mount Everest

Published by Kristin Cowles, Editor-in-Chief

Country: Nepal

The Experience

The greatest of the greats, humbling, awe inspiring, life changing, and empowering are all common regards held toward the highest mountain on earth, Mount Everest. Those who endeavor to conquer it in their lifetime follow the trail of some of the greatest adventurers Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the first two people to ascend to the summit of Everest on May 29, 1953. Also known as Chomolungma, Qomolangma, Sagarmatha or Zhumulangma this epic summit measures 29,029 feet above sea level. It's hard to say exactly how many thousands of people have now challenged the heights of Everest's famous peaks, but due to the extreme weather conditions deaths are not uncommon tolling 210 to date. Located between Nepal and Tibet, there are different ascent routes to choose from but to get an idea of what it is going to cost you to brave this front costs to consider are the following: license to climb purchased for $10,000 cnd. - $25,000 cnd. (dependent on number of people in climb group) from the Nepal government, sherpa guides, equipment, and transport, making the average trip in the $65,000 cnd. range easily. Trips can range in duration from as little as one day upwards of 30 days which will also affects the price. Mount Everest might cost you a pretty penny, but well worth the price for joining the list of elite adventurers at the top of the world!

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