Into thin air

Into thin air - Marko Urlic Writing and Sports Paper #2...

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Marko Urlic Writing and Sports Paper #2 March 12, 2009 Into Thin Air The Himalayan range contains the highest mountains in the world. There are only fourteen mountains on the earth over 8,000 meters high, all of them in the Himalayas. The tallest one is Mount Everest. Mount Everest, the highest summit in the world, the summit in which all mountain climbers are dreaming of reaching, the dream of all dreams. It is standing over there, right under the sky and waiting for new climbers to come to feel its indescribable loneliness. Since 1920 around 4,000 climbers have tried to reach the top of the world, Mount Everest, 8,868 meters high. All of us know that climbing Everest is really dangerous. It had been assumed that avalanches and failing ice, on the Nepal route particularly, where the leading causes of death. From 1921 to 2006 many people try to reach the summit, and on the way there a lot of them died. In that period 212 deaths were reported, and 192 out of it were occurred above Base Camp, the last encampment before roped climbing begins. In May of 1996, Everest climbers had passed through one of the worst accidents ever. Eight people in three different parties died in a storm on Mount Everest. This disaster received a huge attention, the most since 1924 when George Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappeared somewhere high on the Northeast ridge of Everest. Georges’ body was found in 1999, but it was never determined if they reached the top. This disaster was also unusual in that no Sherpas lost their lives. Sherpas are
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