Personal Glory Worth the Price?

Personal Glory Worth the Price?

Keaton Laramee, Reporter

No, I do not think it is worth possible death or destruction. Here is why I think that. First off, your life is much more important than you would believe because you can not be replaced. Also, there are many people who, no matter who you are, would rather not lose you. Another reason is that it is actually more expensive than one could believe just the average cost is 45,000$. There is another aspect of it because if you are in a group of people going and a few of them die on the way to the summit and you make it there you could develop a form of PTSD from seeing people die first hand and knowing the fact that they might have family and friends that care for them and now they are gone and their body is stuck on the mountain with all the other people who have died trying to climb the mountain. When someone dies on the mountain it is too dangerous for anyone to recover any of the bodies so they are left there to freeze into the ice or rot away and get eaten by animals. This is cruel but those people chose to climb the mountain so they had to have seen it coming. I personally would not climb the mountain because I have family and friends that I am not going to want to go through that type of worry or pain if there was something to happen to me. There is also no financial or physical gain for climbing Mount Everest. The only reason people do it is because they have either a personal goal or a death wish. I do agree that it is a very cool and scenic hike and the view is not like any other but it is still not worth dying and losing thousands of dollars just to try or die. It is honestly a dangerous climb for no matter who wants to try to climb it or wants to even go halfway it is not for the average man or the poor. The risk is very high and it is very dangerous and that is why I do not believe it is worth possible death or destruction to climb Mount Everest.