On top of the world
17th August 2011
So what is it like to reach the summit of Mount Everest? You will get a pretty good idea from watching this video from the British mountaineer, Kenton Cool. It’s well worth a look.
It gives a real feel for what it is like to make the ascent of the mountain.
He summited Everest earlier this year in May with Sébastien Rougegre, Dorje Gylgen and Little Lhakpa.
It was the 9th time he has stood at the highest point on planet earth.
However not everone is happy with the ascent. According to some comments on the web having sherpas to carry the gear and using fixed ropes is not the way to do it.
Now the bunch of us at PlanetSKI are not really mountaineers, though we do a bit of climbing. We are just people who love the mountains and however one gets to the top we reckon it is still quite an achievement.
Here on PlanetSKI we reported on the ascent on Mount Everest last May and the fact that Kenton Cool tweeted from the top.
Despite initial claims that he was the first person to do so it later turned out someone else had done it in 2010.
For the spirit of the mountains