Most Popular Route Up Everest Essay

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The most popular Route up Everest is the South Col. The South Col is the Route used by the first summiters, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1952. If you were to climb the South Col you start at 17,000 ft, Base Camp. As you set out from Base Camp you climb the Khumbu Icefall, the lethal mound of ice blocks that can collapse at any time. In order to climb the Icefall you need ladders to get over the ice blocks and across the many crevasses. Finally, after climbing 2,500 ft you arrive at Advance base camp, 19,500 ft.

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