First Summit

First Summit of Mount Everest

Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, has been a symbol of human ambition and tenacity for centuries. Standing at a staggering height of 8,848 meters (29,029 feet), it poses an immense challenge to those who dare to ascend its treacherous slopes. In this blog post, we pay homage to the remarkable achievement of Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person to summit Mount Everest and his indomitable spirit that continues to inspire adventurers to this day.

Sir Edmund Hillary, born on July 20, 1919, in New Zealand, had a passion for adventure from an early age. He grew up exploring the rugged landscapes of his homeland, nurturing a love for mountaineering and exploring the great outdoors. His experiences in the Southern Alps of New Zealand prepared him for the extraordinary challenges that awaited him on Mount Everest.

In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary, along with his climbing partner Tenzing Norgay, embarked on the historic Everest expedition. Armed with determination, resilience, and a deep respect for the mountain, they set out to conquer the seemingly insurmountable peak. After enduring grueling physical and mental challenges, they reached the summit on May 29, 1953, forever etching their names in the annals of mountaineering history.

Sir Edmund Hillary's conquest of Mount Everest was not merely a physical feat; it was a testament to the unwavering human spirit. His achievement demonstrated that with courage, perseverance, and unwavering determination, we can defy the limits imposed upon us and accomplish the seemingly impossible. Sir Edmund's remarkable journey continues to inspire countless individuals to push beyond their boundaries and pursue their own dreams and aspirations.

Following his historic summit, Sir Edmund Hillary dedicated his life to philanthropy and improving the lives of the people of Nepal. He established the Himalayan Trust, which focused on building schools, hospitals, and infrastructure in the remote mountain communities of Nepal. His commitment to giving back to the Sherpa people, who supported him during his Everest expedition, exemplified his humility and compassion.

Sir Edmund Hillary's achievement has left an indelible mark on the world of mountaineering and adventure. His legacy serves as a beacon of inspiration for generations to come, reminding us that ordinary individuals can achieve extraordinary feats through perseverance and dedication. His courageous spirit continues to encourage aspiring climbers to follow their dreams and overcome the challenges that lie ahead.

Sir Edmund Hillary's historic summit of Mount Everest marked a turning point in human exploration and our understanding of the limits of human potential. His unwavering determination, coupled with his philanthropic endeavors, has solidified his status as a true hero and an embodiment of the human spirit. As we remember his incredible achievement, let us draw inspiration from his legacy and strive to conquer our own metaphorical Everest, never letting the fear of failure hinder our pursuit of greatness. Sir Edmund Hillary's footsteps on Mount Everest will forever echo as a testament to the power of the human spirit and the triumph of the human will.

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April 2024

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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March 2024

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

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March 2024

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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February 2024

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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February 2024

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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December 2023

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy in Kathmandu for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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December 2023

Day 1: On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Kathmandu Marriott Hotel for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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At high altitudes, it is common to experience acute mountain sickness (AMS). Approximately three-quarters of individuals at elevations above 3,000 metres can expect to encounter mild symptoms. The occurrence of altitude sickness depends on various factors, including elevation, rate of ascent, and individual susceptibility. During the normal process of acclimatisation, many people may experience mild symptoms of altitude sickness. It is important to understand that the mild discomfort accompanying this adaptation is considered normal and acceptable.

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Once you have cleared Immigration and collected your baggage upon arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, please keep an eye out for a Team Mount Everest driver holding a sign with your name. The driver will transport you to Hotel Buddy in Kathmandu, where you will spend the night on a bed and breakfast basis.

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Assuming climbers are able to obtain competitive flight fares all the way into Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) this is almost always the best means of reaching us and getting into position to begin your climb or safari. During the process of booking with us we will request your flight details and will sENd one of our drivers to meet your flight. Our driver will usually be wearing a black Team Mount Everest T-Shirt and carrying a placard with the name of the main correspondent representing your climb group.

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A BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator is a tool used to estimate an individual's body fatness based on their height and weight. It provides a numerical value that indicates whether a person is underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. The BMI calculation is based on the principle that a person's weight should be proportionate to their height. To use a BMI calculator, you input your weight and height, and the calculator calculates your BMI by dividing your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in metres. The resulting BMI value is then compared to standard ranges to determine the person's weight category. While BMI is a useful screening tool, it doesn't directly measure body fat percentage or consider factors such as muscle mass or distribution of fat. It serves as a starting point for assessing an individual's weight status and can be a helpful tool in monitoring overall health and weight management.

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