Ever since my dad and I went to a slideshow (yes I said slideshow) at a dinner years ago I have always been fascinated with Everest. I am not one to want to climb it. But the lore and “behind the scenes” of climbing is pretty cool.
Many folks think the numbers of people at the Everest Basecamp are few and far between. The below photo from an article about Cambium equipment providing wireless to the folks at Basecamp shows the sheer numbers of climbers ascending Everest each year.
One of the most prolific things I remember in the slideshow was the presenter saying after he was on the summit of Mt. Everest. After a few minutes of taking it all in, he had a realization. “I didn’t have to climb this mountain, but I have to climb down!”
What Everest Basecamp is like: