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Before being named Mount Everest by the British in 1865, the mountain had gone by many names in many languages over the centuries. Tibetans call it Chomolungma, often translated as \"mother of the universe.\"

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By the numbers: At 29,000 feet, the mountain's treacherous hike has no room for error. Too many inexperienced climbers are to blame for the traffic jam on the mountain, veteran climbers and industry leaders say.

While in Kathmandu, I was fortunate to make the acquaintance of Dawa Steven Sherpa, managing director of the legendary mountaineering firm Asian Trekking. Dawa Steven told me about the challenge the Sherpas face and encouraged me to travel to the remote village of Khumjung to see for myself.

At 3,790 m (12,430 ft), Khumjung is just a few kilometers from Mount Everest, making it an ideal collection point for equipment brought down from the mountain. But, as Dawa Steven said, getting it out of Khumjung is another matter entirely.

We may not be able to remove all the debris from the mountain but we can make a real difference. In many ways, this is why I started Mini Museum in the first place and we are happy and grateful to continue that journey with your support!

An old, washed-out photograph shows two men at the edge of a snowy abyss, clad in rudimentary mountaineering gear. Those men are George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, and the photo is the last known photo ever taken of them. It was snapped before they disappeared into the clouds of Mount Everest on June 8, 1924.

The British climbers were on a mission. They wanted to become the first people to stand atop the world's tallest mountain -- three decades before Sir Edmund Hillary made his landmark climb. But after they set out, no one knows exactly what happened to them.

Kent Moore might have found the answer. Moore is an atmospheric physicist at the University of Toronto, and he's also a mountaineer -- which means he loves to read about mountaineering. "In a variety of books about the 1924 expedition, there were ... clauses saying they [collected] some kind of meteorological data," he tells NPR's Guy Raz.

In the good news department, for the first time in many years, the Nepal Ministry of Tourism seemed content to stay out of the way and the headlines. But, the spring of 2022 saw significant changes appear in mountaineering. These changes will disrupt decades of climbing norms on the 8000-meter peaks.

I expect 2023 to be a big year on Everest, with price increases across the board, more multi-8000ers attempts, more helicopters and more selfies. The climbing scene on 8000-meter mountains now resembles climbing the 7 Summits, more of an exotic vacation than exploration.

Nepal has an $11,000 permit fee per individual. It simply allows a climber to climb. In Argentina for Aconcagua or Alaska for Denali, the $800 or $365 permit helps fund high-altitude ranger camps, hire seasonal staff, provide mountaineering information, and keep the mountain environment clean. On Denali, the permit includes helicopter evacuation for life or limb emergencies but not for low-level sickness.

The Tibet side is more complicated for evacuation insurance since a centralized team performs all on-mountain rescues. The rescued climber is on the hook for an unspecified and unlimited fee. Helicopters are not allowed but are rumored to begin in the next few years, maybe by 2024. It would be wise to double-check everything with your provider to understand the details when climbing in China.

The primary point of this approach is you are climbing close to a highly qualified guide who most likely has summited Everest, and other 8000-meter mountains, many times. There are usually no language barriers, and many will have, at minimum, Wilderness Medical Training (WMT) or better. The guide will make all the decisions about turnaround times, weather, and emergency management.

The rationale is that you conserve energy and reduce the risk of illness by minimizing your time on the mountain. Using an altitude tent 30 days before leaving home, you arrive at base camp acclimatized to at least 17,000 feet. Thus you eliminate one or more acclimatization rotations and increase your chances of summiting. And, of course, you can hurry back home and get back to work as soon as possible.

The Nepal side has 199 deaths or 2.9%, a rate of 1.12. The Tibet side has 110 deaths or 3%, a rate of 1.09. Most bodies are still on the mountain, but China has removed many bodies from sight on their side. On the Nepal side, most bodies are retrieved and returned home in modern times. The top causes of death are avalanches (77), falls (72), altitude sickness (37) and exposure (26).

Historically about 62% of all expeditions have put at least one member on the summit. In recent years, long-time western operators like Jagged Globe, Adventure Consultants, Furtenbach, Madison Mountaineering, and others regularly put almost every member on the summit. Today operators use the standard routes, so there are fewer unknowns. That, along with improved weather forecasting, extra supplemental oxygen, and generous Sherpa support, has made Everest one of the safest 8000-meter mountains and the most summited 8000er by a considerable margin.

A Tech Times story describes the mountain as "the world's highest garbage dump." But Alton Byers, a mountain geologist at the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado Boulder, said this description is not entirely accurate. The problem, he told Live Science, is worse in areas off the mountain than on it. In surrounding areas, you'll find dozens of landfills at various lodges and villages throughout Sagarmatha National Park, where Mount Everest resides.

The peak of Mount Everest rests at 29,029 feet (8,848 meters) above sea level, on the northern edge of Sagarmatha National Park, within the Khumbu region of Nepal. Everest is part of the Himalayas, a mountain range in Asia stretching about 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) across the countries of Bhutan, India, Nepal, China, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The range resulted from the Indian subcontinent crashing into the Tibetan plateau 40 million to 50 million years ago, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

In 1922, several mountaineers and others who were part of the British Mount Everest expedition made the first attempt to reach the top of the world, but were unsuccessful. In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to successfully reach the summit. Since then, thousands of adventurers have followed in the expedition's footsteps. In the late 1990s, Everest became a major destination for adventure tourists. More recently, Sagarmatha National Park has seen upwards of 150,000 visitors every year, with several hundreds attempting an Everest climb, according to Byers. [Photos: The World's Tallest Mountains]

Climbers traveling to the bottom of the majestic mountain for the first time might be surprised to find half-buried fluorescent tents, fuel bottles and other miscellaneous pieces of old camp sites strewn about the base camps. For the most part, other climbers and porters will clean up the camp sites before the climbing season ends, Byers said. "It's remarkable how clean they've been able to keep it of litter," he said. The real problem is what happens with that litter.

Aupperle said he doesn't think visiting climbers are concerned with getting their trash back down the mountain. "You barely have enough energy to get yourself off the mountain, so anything you don't have to carry or can get rid of, you just off-load so you can get down," Aupperle said. But he was impressed when he witnessed a crew of Nepalese climbers clean up a crashed Russian helicopter, carrying it down the mountain piece by piece, he said.

Freezing temperatures, avalanches, and altitude sickness are common hazards among mountain climbers along the route to the peak of Mount Everest. But in May 2019, another factor, overcrowding, was partially to blame for the deaths of several climbers on the 8,848-meter (29,029-foot) Himalayan summit:

Many news outlets that reported on these dangerous conditions illustrated their articles with a remarkable photograph supposedly showing a long queue of climbers waiting to ascend to Everest's summit. Although this image was published by legitimate news organizations, such as the New York Times, Agence-France Presse, the Washington Post, CNN, CBS News, and BBC News, some viewers found the visual of hundreds of climbers lined up along the ridge of one of the world's tallest mountain simply too strange for reality:

This is a genuine photograph from near the summit of Mount Everest. It was taken on 22 May 2019 by Nirmal Purja, a mountaineer attempting to climb all 14 of the 8,000-meter Himalayan peaks in a single seven-month season.

Purja isn't the first person to capture a photograph of large crowds on Mount Everest. In fact, this phenomenon has been a growing problem on the popular peak. In May 2012, climber Ralf Dujmovits took a similar photograph of a long line of people making their way up the mountain, which can be seen in a broadcast from ABC News:

Expeditions in spring 2011 and 2012 collected rusty oxygen tanks, old cooking-gas containers, broken tent poles, discarded food packaging, and even part of a helicopter that crashed on the mountain in 1974.Some of the trash was donated to Da Mind Tree/Art Club Nepal, the host of a month-long visual art symposium during which 15 artists created 75 pieces from the recycled raw materials. Their works, including a wind chime made from old tent poles and an idol of the Hindu God Ganesh that incorporates the helicopter remains, are currently on display in Kathmandu. 041b061a72


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