Mount Everest—Is It Really Worth the Risk?

Standing tall at 29,032 feet is none other than the majestic mountain of Mount Everest. To this day, people there from all around the world to climb it, even though it’s still just as risky as it ever was. Make no mistake—while thousands have successfully climbed it and reached the summit, thousands of others haven’t lived to tell the tale. Considering all this, it begs the question, is it really worth the risk to climb Mount Everest?

The truth is that it depends on the individual. To most people on this earth, the idea of trekking through icy wilderness, bearing pain, cold, and possible death, is not even close to being worth it. After all, what’s the big deal in reaching the top? Sure, it’s cool and all, but risking your life for it? Not so much.

If you’re in it for the fame and glory, we’d recommend turning your heels around and trying a safer mountain. The only reason to do it is if you’re simply a mountaineer at heart, and nothing anyone could say or do could stop you from climbing it. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t be careful, but the point is that you should be doing it for you—not for anyone else.

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