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  • 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 penniesclimbing

  • 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. Youve 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.

How to Climb Mount Everest. You may not be able to move mountains, but they can move

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