Climbing Mount Everest

Climbing Mount Everest

Tyler Hildebrand, Reporter

I think that climbing Mount Everest is kind of pointless, but I think the main reason people do it is to push their limits mentally and physically or just to have bragging rights. I think it would be a cool experience but I don’t think it’s worth risking your life for and it also costs a lot of money to climb the mountain because you have to pay for flights, gear, and a guide to make it up to the top of the mountain. and it costs somewhere between twenty and a hundred and fifteen thousand dollars, and for a hundred and fifteen thousand dollars you could buy a house or something like that. 

I think the money could be spent in better ways and I don’t know why it would be worth risking your life just for bragging rights unless you don’t have anybody that cares about you because then you would have nothing to lose.