The Big Climb
George Mallory was once asked, “Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?” He answered, “Because it is there.” Everest is the tallest mountain in the world.
Standing at 29,035ft. It is part of the Himalayan Mountains. It stands between Nepal & China. I don’t think the mountain is as bad as everybody says. Many people see Everest as a killer, something bad.
However, many people still try to climb it. It has cost many people lives. I don’t think it’s the mountains fault though. People know the consequences it can have. For example, many people have fallen into crevasses because of simple mistakes. In the movie “Into thin air” eight people died, it’s based on a true story.
They died because they didn’t time things right. In my point of view, Everest is just a mountain. It just happens to be the tallest in the world. That doesn’t mean it’s always going to be the tallest. It isn’t a killer and it doesn’t dause the death.
Mistakes made by climbers are what cause deaths. I think Everest is a choice. You can climb it if you want to face the challenges. Don’t climb it if you’re not ready for the long treacherous journey up and also down, because not everyone dies on the way up.