Mount Everest: hiking mountaineering ascent via normal
Useful information for trips to Everest, where is this mountain ascents in the history and trails to follow for degree of difficulty, with the main stages of shipments.
Everest mountain guide
The Everest, located in the Himalayas on the border between China and Nepal, is with its 8850 m above sea level the highest mountain on earth. The ascent to the summit of Mount Everest was completed by New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa, a term which shows the components of a mountain people of Nepal, Tenzing Norgay May 29, 1953 climbing the south face.
Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler were instead the first to reach the summit without oxygen tanks on 8 May 1978. The desire to climb Everest has had significant boost since 1980 by increasing the number of a lot of experienced climbers who have reached the top.
The climb up Mount Everest can be done by choosing between two alternative paths starting respectively from Nepal to the south wall, and from Tibet to the north wall. The most widely used, defined as hiking Mount everest normal route, is that of the south wall as less difficult.
The climbs are made especially in spring before the start of the summer monsoon.
Mountaineering expeditions that organize an ascent of the south face normally land at Lukla, about 2860 meters above sea level, starting from Kathmandu.
From there begins the march to get to the base camp situated at an altitude of 5380 meters with a journey time varying from six to eight days to allow the body a proper acclimatization to avoid the classic mountain sickness from lack of oxygen.
Before continuing the march climbers staying for about 12-15 days at this base camp to get used to the high altitude and prepare the ropes to face the Khumbu Glacier and the whole final part of the journey that will take them to the top.