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TOPIC: Climbing Everest

Climbing Everest 1 year, 7 months ago #1137

How is the cost of climbing Mt. Everest justified? How does it takes 30 lakhs to climb Everest ?
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Re: Climbing Everest 1 year, 7 months ago #1138

Hi Arpedia. The cost of climbing Everest is really expensive and thats the reason majority of people seek sponsorship to climb Everest.
The Climbing permit costs $11000 per person which turns out to be INR 7,30,000. The equipment you carry is expensive, like climbing shoes cost around INR 90,000. Your expense for two and a half months, expense of all the porters and guide you go along with is borne by the climber.
Safety equipment, medical supplies, climbing equipment all add up to justify this cost.
Hope you now have an idea of why it is so expensive.
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