I have a dream to climb Mt Everest.

I have a dream to climb Mt Everest. I'd like to do it within 15 years, possibly, since being around 35 should be the peak of my physical capabilities. What books would you recommend I read to prepare mentally, to get a genuine account of people's experience with this task ?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Climbing Everest isn't hard. Literally anyone with enough money to buy a spot can wait in the line and make it to the top. Also don't wait 15 years, another decade of litter from tourists and climate change are just going to make it worse.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's not worth it. Its become big money commercialized. All the majesty of climbing the mountain is replaced with this

      What are some substitutes, that are non infected with too many tourists.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        K2 is actually challenging. Mt. McKinley/Denali as well

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          What about the ones in North Europe. Switzerland looks very comfy tbh.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Switzerland is in South Europe if anything.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          K2

          Lmao tryna kill anon?
          K2 is fucking deadly

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >K2 is fucking deadly
            That's the idea.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Fair enough

              https://i.imgur.com/WVS8Mng.jpg

              I have a dream to climb Mt Everest. I'd like to do it within 15 years, possibly, since being around 35 should be the peak of my physical capabilities. What books would you recommend I read to prepare mentally, to get a genuine account of people's experience with this task ?

              Go for K2 instead anon. Only kills 1/4 people who attempt it. Don't be a pussy.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'm reading up on K2, it looks promising. Mostly I'm loving climbing and I'm deathly afraid of heights, so I want to conquer something tremendously hard or die trying, as in really die. Maybe free soloing a hard route would be a better choice, but there's just something fascinating about frozen peaks that draws me to them. Thanks for the replies guys, appreciate it

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Have kids and try and raise them to not be shits, its the hardest fucking thing a human can do, trust me

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        K2

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        K2 east face is the coolest one.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        K2, 1 out of 4 people who try it end up dying though

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Watch 14 Peaks on Netflix. These sherpas fucking knock out a mountain on a hangover that would have killed us white boys. Pretty badass.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The take I got from being an armchair alpinist a few years ago was more along the lines of it kind of being a coin toss once you actually try to summit. You can be fit as fuck, but your body will just refuse and you'll find yourself passed by 50 year old Japanese ladies.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's not worth it. Its become big money commercialized. All the majesty of climbing the mountain is replaced with this

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine how embarrassed you must feel being a part of this
      that'll be $50,000+tip

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        theyre not in the slightest, these people have no shame. they will tell EVERYONE who will pretend to listen about their life and death struggle to conquer the peak (theres frozen dead bodies up there, you know), and show them the twonpics of them at the top of the mountain that dont show the 800 other retards and the disneyland souvenir stand in the background

        upper middle class people are the worst

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I hate traffic. I hate waiting in line. I would rather risk death on K2 than wait in that line. If I already paid $50,000 or whatever it costs to climb Everest and I came to that line on the mountain, I'd turn around and go back, after taking a picture of the line (instead of the summit). Just looking at that picture is making me frustrated and giving me flashbacks of that backpacking trip in Boy Scouts.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i've seen a skinny fat Blackid climb mount Everest on a whim, just make sure you get a good guide

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Everest just depends on if you get good weather or not

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dude the reason people die is not because it is hard to climb. Just follow your guide's instructions, it's really not that hard. It's the lack of shelter, or hospitals that kill people, when they fall sick. Just make sure your health is top notch.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Alpinist here. If you live in Europe climb Matterhorn, Grossglockner, Mt Blanc, Eiger. Americans should tackle Denali.

    By that point you should be technically more than capable of holding your own on Everest. If you still have your doubts, climb Cho Oyu first to get a taste of really high altitudes.

    Get a book Training for the new alpinism by Steve House. The focus is much more on more modern technical mountaineering than simple expedition style climbing, but it's better to be over than underprepared

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A big thing is make sure you can be altitude adapted.
    Some people are just shit at altitude adapting.
    You might have the physical fitness to climb a mountain, but due to altitude sickness you will be fucked.

    I flew to Machu Picchu a couple years ago, and even though I was in my 20's the altitude sickness completely fucked me, so I flew back down after one night. A lot of people take a bus so they have more time to adjust.
    The air gets thin at night because it gets cold and then the air sinks, but when the sun is out the air heats up again, and it becomes easier to breath.

    Just saying - altitude sickness can fuck with some people unexpectedly, and it could be you, even if you think your pretty healthy in other areas of fitness.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >altitude adapted
      practice the wimhof breathing technique

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Beyond the physical requirements, Everest expeditions cost like +$50k.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      wtf? am I getting my dick sucked at the top? why is it so expensive?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Everest climbing permit from Nepal is $10,000+. Plus you have to hire an expedition team - technically you can climb without one but it would be impossible to do alone as an inexperienced Everest climber. Then you have to pay and tip the Sherpa who carry the bulk of your shit up the mountain. Doesn’t even include travel costs, gear costs, food costs, city hotel costs, etc. Some people pay 100k+ to get pretty much everything carried up the mountain + extra oxygen tanks waiting for you at each camp + premium tents and food at base camp + best expedition guides.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >35 should be the peak of my physical capabilities
    I'm 34 and let me tell you kiddo. Your physical peak is your early 20s, the rest is cope by "late bloomer" losers.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I reccomend something that's not a book, a manga named "kokou no hito" about a climber and his autistic struggles, I don't know if it's accurate, but it sure as hell makes you feel the struggle of climbing actually hard places.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also the guy's dream is to climb k2, figured it would be relevant.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I second this, I actually think this manga should be a classic, was specially relatable to me because I was also a loner with no direction in life, Buntarou is 10 times the man I am though.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You should ask on IST, chances are someone over there already climbed it and can give you advice.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wear green boots.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cripples and women can climb everest, read the white spider

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >What books would you recommend I read to prepare

    Rich Dad Poor Dad by that self-help scam artist, because climbing Everest is now a feat of wealth, more than anything. I promise you the hardest part of climbing Everest is saving up enough money to afford it. In 15 years, there will probably be an escalator.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >No Shortcuts to the Top by Ed Viesturs
    >Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

    There are plenty of good books about alpine mountaineering in general that will give you a solid idea of what it’s like but those are two of my favorites.

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