Why is mount everest so dangerous?

If you’re an adrenaline junkie looking for your next fix, look no further than scaling Mount Everest – the highest mountain in the world. However, don’t let its stunning snow-capped peak and picturesque landscape fool you; it’s also one of the most dangerous places on earth. In this article, we’ll uncover all manner of perils that make climbing Mt. Everest so risky.

The Beauty of Danger: Introduction to Mount Everest

Mount Everest has been an irresistible lure for thrill-seekers since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first reached its summit in 1953. At over 29,000 feet tall- roughly four miles high- it sits between Nepal and Tibet towering above anything else around it. It boasts challenging terrain with steep ascents and unstable rock formations. Glaciers cover two-thirds of her surface; crevasses can easily swallow up seasoned climbers with a misstep or misplaced ice axe.

Mother Nature at Her Very Best (or Worst)

Everest can offer some awe-inspiring views as well as bone-chillingly harsh weather conditions depending on which angle you tackle her from – north or south face routes are equally treacherous paths to success(if you define death as success)

Oxygen depletion at such high altitude

In order to reach the top of any mountain three things are important but not equally distributed: fitness level leg strength & lung capacity! But mountaineers face even greater health burdens beyond these mere trifles while scaling Everests perilous cliffs-oxygen deficiency(clears throat) “hypoxia,” a potentially fatal condition, kicks in quickly after reaching altitudes exceeding 16,500ft(5k metres). This point marks where oxygen levels drop precipitously (DOWN LIKE A BAD HABIT); typically requiring supplementary oxygen above that threshold, and all climbers must carry supplemental oxygen(OGAS) to at least 23k ft. above which imagination trumps even the most well stocked(DON’T MISINTERPRET) of first aid kit.

Fun Fact: Hypoxia makes it difficult for people to think or focus (bet they wished they’d brought some sudoku now)

The Law Unwritten(By No One)

The Himalayas usually hold subject to Nepalese law; however, Mount Everest is a unique case with its location on the Nepal-China borderline. Because of this (“inverted glory”) climbers come under both Chinese and Nepalese jurisdictions depending upon where they are climbing from. To say there was no clear-cut legal system in place might be an understatement as each country’s regulatory scheme can differ wildly (COMEDY GOLD – INSERT A COVID RELATED JOKE HERE). Tackling bureaucracy just got more complicated!

Pushing Ourselves Beyond Our Limits

Mountaineers who seek ecstasy by scaling towering heights push their limits physically, mentally & emotionally because let’s face it-there comes a time when you don’t dream about success anymore-you work tirelessly every day to achieve it until finally-resting becomes an aim itself(beautiful slog)-hopeful reminders that mountaineering requires more than just physical grit but also mental stamina because one flawed decision is all it takes.

Altitude Sickness/ Acute Mountain Sickness

Everest has claimed lives(cursed mountain) due to altitude sickness-some experienced climbers have fallen victim-defiantly sticking(preacher emoji + shade glasses emoji a micro pause) onto beliefs like “it won’t happen to me” alas whatever your mental solidness-AMS does not discriminate between veteran vs novice/glory-seeking individuals! Symptoms worsen if ignored(yes -it’s THAT BAD); luckily preventive actions such as gradual acclimatization to the high altitudes and guided ascents can minimize risks.

Are You Willing to Pay with Your Life? (Enter traffic jam)

You may think that a path is clear when no one’s on it but not on mount Everest! Most mountaineers ascend through those two main routes-Nepal’s Southeast Ridge, and Tibet’s Northeast Ridge(choose your poison). This means both paths get crowded during peak climbing seasons- May very well be paraphrased as ‘Mountainspeak AM Rush-hour()-just like that even our trek to scale upon Mount Everest turns murkier. The congestion at times bottlenecks various paths(ARGO) – this causes queues!

Fun Fact: A large chunk of global summit aspirations comes between mid-March till end-May; in fact most incidents happen around these weeks so you might have better odds glib emoji attempting a presidential-run rather than scaling the mountain quickly during this period!.


Mount Everest is indeed one of Earth’s natural wonderland-wonderlands hanging right up there in absolute extreme regret territory alongside working out after eating a subway sandwich or tellig someone “calm down” (please don’t ). Yet despite its beauty, glory & majesty it still claims lives regularly for candid reasons(similar conditions) such as avalanches-nothing seems to suggest we’ll stop trying to conquer her(here come those awe-inspiring views)-if anything-it has only awakened greater tests across us-for physical grit-emotional endurance-surprising also bureaucratic whit! What ever way you look at it-the allure will never dwindle(neither does pure craziness).