can you trek everest right now?

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can you trek everest right now?

by snoopdhani » Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:48 am

my sister is with some people who claim their friends are climbing everest right now.
Thx.

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by snoopdhani » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:14 am

I just thought if some expedition was on everest right now it would be in the press, because it is pretty harsh right now correct?

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by Hotoven » Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:36 am

This is a harder time to climb it.

http://www.mounteverest.net/story/ExWeb ... 2004.shtml

Maybe they are just chillen at base camp. A lot of people do that.

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by snoopdhani » Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:42 am

The ice doctors dont have the kumbu laddered right now, i cant imagine.

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by Day Hiker » Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:47 am

Hotoven wrote:Maybe they are just chillen at base camp.


In which case, they need to get bitch slapped for claiming they're "climbing Everest."

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by Day Hiker » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:02 am

squishy wrote:Why couldn't you climb Everest any time of year?


I can't believe you really asked that so casually, as if like "Hey, why not?!!"

Here is a reason: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Season

Everest is at about 28 degrees north latitude, so it's not even in the tropics.

Sure, it's possible in winter, but it has been done by only a short list of people.

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by MarthaP » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:50 pm

My boss is over there right now, but he's gone for six months so I suspect the actual trekking won't start until March or so.

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by mstender » Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:31 pm

MikeTX wrote:why would anyone wanna climb everest?[/size]


...because it's there!

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by radson » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:38 pm

mounteverest.net normally has a fairly good handle on any winter 8,000 m expeditions.

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by lowlands » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:51 pm

Yeah, it's been done, and it's possible. So unless you're sister's friends are world class climbers, I think they're stretching the truth a little.

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by snoopdhani » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:01 pm

i am sure they are not climbing right now. They might be trekking. No way are they climbing.

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Re: can you trek everest right now?

by John Duffield » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:36 pm

snoopdhani wrote:my sister is with some people who claim their friends are climbing everest right now.
Thx.


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