Everest – A Daunting Climb

Everest - A Daunting Climb

Colin Lumbreras, Reporter

Is the glory of climbing Mt. Everest worth death or destruction?

In my opinion, I think climbing Mt. Everest is worth death or destruction. Because you would get to experience climbing and viewing the tallest point on earth and you would also challenge yourself to do something extraordinary. I think it would be a crucial journey but for the amazing scenery, that’s only once in a lifetime experience.

“Only 5,000 people have summited Mount Everest since the first climbers made it to the top in 1953.” It’s easy to criticize people for what they do, but we would still be riding horses if no man volunteered to pilot the first plane or drive the first car. Although climbing Mt. Everest would not be that much use to our services as trying to reveal and uncover new planets where life is thriving there, we need people with that kind of attitude and determination to be the next Apollo or Edmund Hillary to try and achieve the impossible.

“I’m climbing Mount Everest… because I can… because to be able to climb that high and see that kind of beauty that nobody ever sees, it’d be a crime not to.” “I have kids. They see that a regular guy can follow impossible dreams, maybe they’ll do the same.” – Doug Hansen.