Why Did the Mt Everest Tragdey Happen? Essays

2387 Words Nov 21st, 2005 10 Pages
On May 10, 1996 six people died trying to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. These people were parts of two expeditions that were in the Himalayas, preparing to ascend the summit for six weeks. The first group was under the direction of Rob Hall, who had put 39 paying clients on the summit in five years. Hall was considered the leader of the mountain and the man to see no matter what the discrepancy. Group two, headed by Fisher, who like Hall, was trying to start a profitable business in providing the experience of climbing Mt. Everest to all for the price of 60 to 70 thousand dollars. Unfortunatly, neither man would live to tell the tale of this expedition. At 11 pm on May 9, these climbers began their final ascent to the summit. …show more content…
The clients now felt that they were unable to make decisions for themselves. They felt clueless and unprepared on to handle situations when they were lost in the storm or when the guides were both gone.
The storm was the final thing that put everyone over the edge. Hall, for example, had never been in a storm at high altitudes on Everest. However, when you are that high up in the mountains snow is to be expected and guides should be prepared. The blizzard would have been entirely missed if deadlines were followed. The storm was bad luck, but it was nothing too crazy. What really made the storm a disaster was the fact everyone was under too many other pressures to handle anything else.
Mount Everest will never be a safe place regardless of what precautions people take. HoOn May 10, 1996 six people died trying to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. These people were parts of two expeditions that were in the Himalayas, preparing to ascend the summit for six weeks. The first group was under the direction of Rob Hall, who had put 39 paying clients on the summit in five years. Hall was considered the leader of the mountain and the man to see no matter what the discrepancy. Group two, headed by Fisher, who like Hall, was trying to start a profitable business in providing the experience of climbing Mt. Everest to all for the price of 60 to 70 thousand dollars.

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