/ Anyone want to climb everest next year?
This'll be good...
Hey! I have been looking into it. I quite fancy the West Ridge for a bit of quiet and adventure though.
I'm afraid I can't, I will be 23.
Also, it sounds like I might die.
Me and my friends are going to summit on Christmas day, we plan to be the first group of under 21s, we're going to do it wearing santa costumes as it is Christmas.
Well good luck.
You will probably get some better responses on here if you fill out your profile!
I'd be more interested if it was May/June 2011 xx
If you can't afford these expensive "Everest Boots". just buy boots a few sizes too big and wear lots of socks.
Why not choose to be the first group from Essex to climb the hill unguided?
I bet Mountain Spirit is up for it!!
Top tips for navigating to the top of Everest
1> Get to Everest Base Camp. The easiest way to do this is to go to Lhasa and hire a taxi. If money is tight, try hitching.
2> Start going up the biggest mountain you can see.
3> Keep going up until you can't get any higher. Once you run out of "up" you are at the top.
4> Look around. If you can see any mountains nearby that look even vaguely as if they might be higher, you have picked the wrong mountain. Go back to Everest Base Camp and start again at Step 2 again, but with a different mountain.
5> Come back down. This is very important. It is best to come back down to the place from which you started. This avoids confusion (unless you have made arrangements otherwise, of course).
If training costs are an issue, then why not use the Brentwood Ski Centre.
If you explain your plans, they might let you train after closing time for a reduced rate, if you promise to advertise them in your documentary of the ascent. You are doing a docu aren't you?
You obviously didn't click on the link...
I've booked the whole mountain, both sides, all year for my attempt. I plan on being the first person to climb the mountain by spacehopper. If time allows, and it should, I'll go on to reclimb the mountain whilst singing golden earring's greatest hits. In French. Backwards.
If money is tight, then why not just climb to the top of the Brentwood Ski Centre 1,000 times. That will be more or less the same as climbing Everest (you can do the maths to get a more exact number), you would save a fortune on travel costs, and your carbon footprint would be a lot smaller.
Good news all round.
I have a bit more of a stream lined way of doing it.
1> Get to Everest Base Camp, hire a Sherpa to carry you there.
2> Follow the long queue of people walking up it
3> Follow the same long queue back down
Everest is the biggest mountain. So would you not need B4s?
You are obviously a Himalayan veteran!
It is going to be cold, these are what are needed!
But you have to do the walk in in them too, to wear them in. I tried it once, but I my navigational skills are not too good and ended up in Scotland
I thought B4s were good up until 42,230.3451034ft (give or take an inch)?
Diamox will only get you to camp 2. Can you not tell? Its in the name.
You need Triamox for Camp 3 and above.
I never climbed Everest when I was a manager.
Therefore to all these people talking about the climbing exploits of their managers - please forgive me for the lies I told you when I was your boss.
My cousin, Tensing Num Num once pushed a malteaser up to the top of Everest with his nose.
> I've booked the whole mountain, both sides, all year for my attempt. I plan on being the first person to climb the mountain by spacehopper. If time allows, and it should, I'll go on to reclimb the mountain whilst singing golden earring's greatest hits. In French. Backwards.
If I can borrow your spacehopper that would save me some cash.
PS will you be singing in French backwards as you climb the mountain, or will you climb the mountain backwards whilst singing in French?
Or will you be singing in hcnerF?
It is important you don't raise false expectations, or the sponsors can get upset.
I had terrible problems with one set of sponsors after my successful attempt to jump from the Empire State Building without a parachute. I tried to explain that the front door was in fact part of the Empire State Building, but they still demanded their money back.
> My cousin, Tensing Num Num once pushed a malteaser up to the top of Everest with his nose.
Does he have a brother called Re Laksing?
If money is tight, simply climb into an old-style fridge with locking door and hope for the best.
I'm up for this.
My brother has a Vango sleeping bag i can borrow which says the extreme temperature range is -37. I assume this will be ok? He paid £39 (in the Blacks sale) so presumably it's designed for exped?
Also, what will the weather be like?
Good luck with above guys
I was hoping to be the first to do it with a sit start but my mate Dave put me off - said it was really polished - looking for another project now ... any suggestions, bearing in mind I'm 68 tomorrow?
Wishing you a successful summit and an even better descent.
> I was hoping to be the first to do it with a sit start but my mate Dave put me off - said it was really polished - looking for another project now ... any suggestions, bearing in mind I'm 68 tomorrow?
Don't worry, someone plans to bolt it. Should be fine, even in the wet.
I'm happy tp sponsor you £100 plus £20 towards the coffin when they fly you back.
Has he left already? I'll have to wait for the group of 23yos now
Why not warm up with a few ascents of Essex girls, i hear the are easy to get on-top of !
Unfortunately i'm a spritely 39 and will be 40 come the monsoon of 2013. I've a friend at Buddha air who will probably give you a discount on returning your coffin as far as Kathmandu, but you'll have to pay upfront, i doubt you'll be carrying any dollars in your down suits.
Sounds to me like your trip will be a disaster!!!
no it was a vauxhall frontera
> Don't worry, someone plans to bolt it. Should be fine, even in the wet.
Its a limestone crag so is fair game for drills ;)
Be careful, be prepared
If others question what you are doing and why it is because they care
Be sure of why you are doing it
Seriously consider other just as interesting, satisfying and less dangerous projects (but saying this is likely to make you more determined...ask yourself why?)
£8,000 can get you on k2
The only condition is that I can send a film crew to film it.
Got a feeling I could be onto something bigger at the box office than Borat!
I'm sure I can find further literature if pushed.
I hope you do the North East Ridge up and down or a complete traverse over Lhotse as well in one push.
A few clif bars will see you through and I have it on good authority that you can snow hole on the North East ridge as well, so you can save some weight in not carrying a tent.
Are you planning a siege attempt or going alpine style?
Take marzipan too - its like a currency out there and backs up for instant energy if you have eaten all of your clif bars.
Best of luck to you both - I'll be rooting for you! Do keep us posted on progress...
I'm interested, I've got £1000, will that be enough?
this would be epic :)
just putting it out there im 20 but stay in glasgow!
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