Everest – The Tallest Mountain In the World

Everest - The Tallest Mountain In the World

Zach Carter, Reporter

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, but is it worth climbing?

Mount Everest for many is a dream but for others, it can seem like a total waste of time, money, and unnecessary risk. I think that it’s not worth it to climb the mountain because you did get anything for it and you have to spend so much time and money. Even if the death rate on Mount Everest is low (about 2%) I don’t think it’s worth the risk for what you get from it. If you have the money, time, and physically capable of climbing the mountain there is a very low risk. However, if your the average person and don’t have the money to climb I don’t think it’s worth it to save up and put it towards something that you don’t gain anything from unless it’s been your life long dream.

On the other hand, I can see why people would want to climb the mountain. Some people do it to prove they can and others do it because they want to do it before they die. I would never climb Mount Everest. I just don’t think that it’s worth the time and effort put into it. It takes over 2 months just to get ready to climb Mount Everest. If you don’t like cold weather you’re not gonna like climbing Mount Everest, it can get to -76 ° F. It’s all a personal choice if it’s a dream of yours I say go for it.

But if you’re just an average person or climber I don’t think it’s worth it to climb the mountain. It isn’t a high death chance but if you’re not in peak condition then your chance of injury or death goes up a lot. It takes years to train your body to be able to climb Mount Everest. So unless you’re in peak condition or willing to train for a year or more, I don’t think climbing Mount Everest is for you.