13 April 2012
Preparation and Gear
Mount Everest is the largest mountain in the world. To climb Everest, climbers will need much time to prepare. Not only does the climber need to prepare physically, but they have to prepare mentally as well. Everest get extremely cold, heavy loads of gear will be needed.
The way we went about researching for this essay was simple. We started off on Google and typed in, “Everest gear,” we found a lot great information! Again, we used Google, this time we typed in “preparation for Everest.” Throughout all the searching, a website titled, “Preparing to Climb Mount Everest,” came to our attention. The little details about how someone would prepare were interesting to look though. Financial and physical preparation is needed. Lastly we used a database titled Ebsco. There was a great quote we found about how one should be fear by Everest.
Gear on Mount Everest in heavy and complicated. To carry all of these items, a large backpack would be useful. There are specific types of shoes called Crampons. Climbers need these to trek through the snow and ice. Secure the crampons to the bottom of the show, they will help climbers stay in one place. Oversized boots are recommended to prevent frostbite. Everest is very cold; wearing multilayered clothing is useful when climbing from base camp to the summit, and back. Also, Heavy down suits, water resistant gloves, and a cap to protect climbers from the sun. Different boots for cold weather are used in tents at the camps, because they have softer soles. Most climbers use face masks to protect from frostbite, and wind burn. Trekking poles are helpful but are not recommended. Little snack such as chocolate bars, granola bars, and crackers are useful when climbers are hungry, but do not want to stop for a long time. (The Climbers. “Climbing Gear”)
Mount Everest takes a significant amount of strength out of your body....