Why does it take so long to climb a mountain?

Why does it take 40 days to climb Everest?

The higher the peak, the more efficient our bodies must be at using oxygen, so the more we must acclimatize. The highest mountains in the world are over 8,000 meters (26,400′) and the air is so thin (low in pressure), it takes weeks for our bodies to even be able to survive at the altitudes where we camp.

Do Everest climbers wear diapers?

As such, you won’t really need to wear diapers. However, if you are climbing up a mountain like Everest, you can hardly count on such convenient facilities when you make for the summit. In many cases, climbers simply go to the side and do their business in a secluded spot.

How much do Sherpas make?

The Nepali government pockets nearly 20 million dollars in permit fees, leaving a slim amount for Sherpa guides. While Western Guides make around 50,000 dollars each climbing season, Sherpa Guides make a mere 4,000, barely enough to support their families.

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