Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles How to Climb Mount Everest. You may not be able to move mountains, but they can move you. Standing at the top of the world after an extremely challenging climb can be a profound experience. You will need $60,000 Excellent physical condition Weights A practice mountain An expedition group The proper gear Visualization techniques Energy Safety practices A mountain-climbing course (optional) and weight gain (optional). Always consult a physician before attempting to do any exercise or exercise plan. Step 1. Start saving your pennies – climbing Everest is not only a challenging expedition, but also an expensive one. You'll need about $60,000 to make your dream of standing at the top of the world a reality. Step 2. Get in shape by running 5 to 10 miles a day, preferably uphill, for at least 12 months prior to your climb. Lift weights to build your upper body strength. Step 3. Practice on an easier mountain – both to build your experience and confidence, and to get your body used to exertion at high altitudes. Take a course that teaches the skills involved in ice and mountain climbing. Step 4. Join an expedition when you are ready to tackle Everest. This will be a large portion of your expense, but some of your equipment is provided and climbing with a group makes for a safer experience. Step 5. Purchase all the gear that your expedition does not provide. This will include clothing, boots, sleeping bags, and more. Step 6. Prepare yourself mentally. Visualize a successful climb, while understanding how hard it is going to be physically and mentally. Pack on some pounds before you go, as you could drop up to 20 percent of your weight over the course of the climb. Step 7. Tackle the mountain. Conserve your energy and your oxygen for the long haul, follow best safety practices, and stick with the group. Step 8. Brag to anyone who will listen. You’ve been to the top of the world and lived to tell about it. Did you know Erik Weihenmayer climbed Mount Everest in 2001 – becoming the first blind man to scale the mountain.