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2 years 43 weeks ago, 2:00 PM

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Climbing Mount Everest Costs More Than a Sports Car

By SAMANTHA GROSSMAN |
Have you ever dreamt of one day climbing Mount Everest, if only you could muster the guts to attempt it? Well, a thirst for adventure isn't all you'll need. The journey to Earth's highest summit also requires a considerable wad of cash -- more than most people might think.

Experienced climber Alan Arnette of Outside magazine outlined the different options for ascending the highest Himalayan peak. Those options are as follows: go it alone and put together your own expedition, join a logistics-only expedition, or, the priciest route, join a fully-guided expedition.(MORE: High Speed Internet Debuts Atop Mount Everest)

According to Arnette's estimates, the absolute lowest possible cost, without sacrificing safety, would be around $35,000. And that's if you go as part of a seven-person team. To fly solo, expenses would total around $60,000. Gear, food, oxygen and tents aren't the only necessities, Arnette explains. Each expedition must also pay for a permit, liaison officer, visa, park fee, waste deposit, insurance -- not to mention a ticket to Nepal. Climbing solo could cost you up to $83,000.

2 years 43 weeks ago, 2:35 PM

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I'd rather have the sports car.

2 years 43 weeks ago, 2:42 PM

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he did this?? Maybe he got an Obama "grant".

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2 years 43 weeks ago, 2:51 PM

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when they were talking about doing this, I called Bullshit.
And that was the beginning of the end for that charade.

2 years 43 weeks ago, 3:14 PM

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if anyone is interested... I know someone who has summited Everest twice. The first time he had a major TV network documenting him which probably covered the costs, but he isn't made of money either. About 3 years ago he was putting together a group to climb to Everest base camp (roughly 18,000 ft, summit is roughly 30,000). He sent out invitations to a bunch of us. The cost was roughly 5-6k per head. That included flight. I'm not sure what the extra cost would be to reach the summit, but I suspect the numbers above are exaggerated a bit.

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
2 years 43 weeks ago, 3:38 PM

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This featured three American climbers (featured might be an exaggeration) i think it was titled something like "death on the mountain".. Not sure.. Reap is your acquaintance one of the guys in the documentary, sure you have seen it..

It was filmed from the vantage point of the base camp, and centered on a Brit who had chartered a number of expeditions, using the same Sherpas etc.. 18K, is apparently about as high as a healthy individual can spend any length of time..and still a dangerous proposition..

I remember one of the Americans was from LA and believe he had to be stoped before the final accent.. I still find Hillary's (he died last year didn't he) accomplishment among the most dramatic "first" anywhere.. When they did this in 5? it was with out the aid of a (fairly) established base camp.. with out the ladder (one of the sections of the final assent has an aluminum ladder)

This is now something of a cottage industry.. If your super fit a summit can be purchased, but at absolute risk of life..

Sam.. yep that was the moment when it all went south for that group.. If you remember they were also going to take their rifles along.. When i read that i thought ok we're in the land of oz..

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2 years 43 weeks ago, 9:57 PM

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equipment though.

I mean, air tanks, jackets, tents, medical, tack, etc....

I could see where it could end up costing a single person without everything already in their possession around 15 - 25 K along with their part of paying the Sherpas.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
2 years 43 weeks ago, 10:34 AM

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correct

in the situation I was referring to, everyone was responsible for their own equipment. It was also only to base camp so I don't believe oxygen was required. Not sure though.

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
2 years 43 weeks ago, 6:11 PM

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You always did like the Ironman and kojisan....

2 years 43 weeks ago, 8:12 PM

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yea

samD wrote:
You always did like the Ironman and kojisan....

but I like nimrod a lot more

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."

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