Is Climbing Mt. Everest Worth All of the Risks?

Is Climbing Mt. Everest Worth All of the Risks?

Emily Chambers, Reporter

Climbing Mount Everest takes a lot of courage and determination. You have to physically and mentally be ready for the challenges you are about to take on.

I personally don’t think it’s worth risking your life.  I mean, yeah it’s cool that you can be able to say you’ve climbed the tallest mountain in the world, but it’s not worth dying for in order to accomplish it.  To others, the risk is worth it.  It isn’t worth the avalanches, lack of oxygen, or altitude sickness that you will be facing if you choose to climb Mount Everest.

It isn’t worth all the things you will lose if you choose to do it. Mount Everest is very dangerous and only 29% of people have successfully accomplished climbing Mount Everest and 300 people have died. The fatality rate of climbing Mount Everest is 6.5% but there is still that chance you’re willing to take. Even expert climbers have died trying to climb Everest so it won’t be easy, but at the end of the day, I don’t think it’s worth it not one bit. Eleven people have already died this year climbing Everest so that proves that it isn’t safe. I personally would not partake in climbing Everest even if it was the last thing on earth I could do lol.