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    everything seems to be fine in the book, disaster is imminent. It is a sad and effective way to end a chapter. Imagery “The escarpments above camp were draped with hanging glacier, from which calved immense ice avalanches that thundered down… The Khumbu Icefall spilled through a narrow gap in a chaos of frozen shards. The amphitheater opened to the southwest, so it was flooded with sunlight; on clear afternoons when there was no wind,” (Krakauer 63). “For the first time on the expedition the vista was

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    transport goods also need mental strength to make it through their job. In the article “The Value of the Sherpa Life” by Grayson Schaffer it states “And perhaps most significantly, the amount of time that Sherpas spend making laps through the deadly Khumbu Icefall and up the Lhotse Face”(Schaffer 218). Schaffer explains that despite the physically grueling laps their mental strength which kept them going was maintained. Similar to the Sherpas of Mt. Everest and the crew of the James Caird in Elie Wiesel’s

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    Camp is the ultimate trekking goal, other than taking on Sagamartha herself. The classic Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal is a demanding climb but not technical and should not be beyond most competent walkers. The view from Base Camp across the Khumbu Icefall and its sharp ice seracs is breathtaking, and from Kala Pattar a magnificent view of the summit of Everest is one to be savoured. At 5,400 metres Everest Base Camp is the starting point for many of the expeditions to take on the summit The Route

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    his team have to face is the Khumbu Icefall. The Icefall is an area of huge ice blocks called seracs, some as big office buildings. Climbing through the icefall is extremely dangerous and can cost a climber their life. Krakauer writes “The Icefall was a different story. No parts of the South Col route was feared more by climbers. This was the infamous Khumbu Icefall, the most technically demanding section on the entire route” (79). Krakauer also describes the Icefall as a game of Russian Roulette

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    The Khumbu Icefall, a frozen river with the glaciers as tall as 12 story buildings is the most treacherous part of the journey. The Icefalls crevasses are so deep that you can’t see the bottom to them and you have no choice but to cross it with just ladders and 2 ropes to hold onto, provided the Sherpas like to say that if

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    Norgay was born on May 15, 1914 in Solo Khumbu, Nepal, and he was born to be a member of the Sherpa tribe. Sherpas, for longest time have been known for their positive spirit, strength, and mountain skills. Sherpas were often hired to assist in European expeditions, and were also known to be highly skilled in the assistance of expeditions. Tenzing Norgay’s childhood is 100% known but it is said that he was born as Namgyal Wangdi in May 1914 in Tengboche, Khumbu in northeastern Nepal to Ghang La Mingma

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    Mount Everest It has got different names in different places: For Nepalese, it is Sagarmatha.For Tibetian, it is Chomolungma. No matter what name it acquires in a given geographical setting,it has made Nepal a proud Nation by standing 8848 meters tall on its chest. Furthermore,this giant stature makes it the highest mountain in the world. Let’s know more about it: In 1865,upon a recommendation by Andrew Waugh,the British Surveyor General of India,Sagarmatha got its official name as “Mt. Everest”

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    Standing at the top of the world while viewing 6 countries is life-changing. Mount Everest stands over 29,000 feet; it is the tallest mountain in the world with an amazing view that everybody would dream to see. People should climb Everest because of all the amazing success stories , the helpful Sherpas, and the great safety equipment which could help climbers get up Everest. All the amazing success stories motivate climbers to summit Mount Everest and makes them believe that they can do anything

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    The 1996 Everest Disaster, best known as Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. The basis for “Into Thin Air”, are not without controversy. Krakauer also wrote of inexperienced clients, competition among commercial guide outfits and communication failures. Commercial expeditions have been a popular way for amateurs and non-amateurs to conquer Everest. Commercial guiding expeditions have led to many deaths and pollution of the Mountain. Mount Everest, part of the Himalayan mountain range, is the highest

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    The 1996 Everest Disaster, best known as Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. The basis for “Into Thin Air”, are not without controversy. Krakauer also wrote of inexperienced clients, competition among commercial guide outfits and communication failures. Everest has gone from being the ultimate challenge for the most-skilled mountaineers to a bucket list item for adventure seekers. Commercial guiding expeditions have led to many deaths and pollution of the Mountain. Mount Everest, part of the Himalayan

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