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Until recently, the statistics were nearly one in four climbers dies attempting to reach the summit. Advancements in technology and experience have led to a better survival rate of climbers. Currently about 1,000 climbers a year attempt to reach the summit, and on average 15-20 perish. Expeditions are the primary source of income for Nepal, and licenses to ascend start at around $25,000. If you have lesser experience and want to ascend with an experienced group, several companies will lead you to the top with a team of sherpas for prices starting around $40,000 per person.
I'd rather hike Mt. Everest than start Ranger School over; however, I would never opt to hike Mt. Everest for ****s and giggles.
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Alright already!!! I recant!! It's unbelievably difficult to climb Everest and only superhuman (rich) folks are able to do it!
Marathons are still a piece of cake though, provided you aren't worried about your time... Running sub 3 hour marathons is an entirely different discussion but actually finishing a marathon (even if it takes seven hours...)? No problemo.
I would attempt it in a heartbeat but only if i had time to devote at least 5 years to training and gaining experience.
I don't know. Camping on a ledge in the bitter cold and barely being able to breathe doesn't have much appeal to me. There's only so much training you can do and it doesn't include climbing at 25,000 feet.