The View Going Up Everest

If you’ve had a lifelong dream of climbing Mt. Everest, you should be aware that it’s also the dream of a lot of other people. Nirmal Purja reached the summit of Everest on May 22, and posted a picture of himself at the summit, along with this image. He said there were about 320 people approaching the summit that day. Outside Online has more.

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Because of the intense jet stream that hovers near Everest’s 29,029-foot summit for much of the year, there are only a few weather windows, often two or three days in late May, when it’s optimal for climbers to make a push for the top—forcing many expeditions to all go for it at the same time.

This would be a good time to re-read the post 7 Reasons Not to Climb Mt. Everest.  -via Digg

(Image credit: Nirmal Purja)

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