Climbing Mt. Everest can set you back about $60,000! That's a lot of money. Assuming that money wasn't an issue, how many would be willing to take the risk and climb it? I would love to climb Mt. Everest but I don't have that kind of money lying around.
I wouldn't climb it all the way to the top. First of all I'm afraid of heights, and I havent' got the money. Why actually is it so expensive? I can imagine you have to pay all the guides and the flight to Mt Everest, but $60,000 is a lot of money! But I'd love to see the mountain and climb it up to 1000 metres or something like that...
Well, Everest would be the achievement of a lifetime for a hard-core mountain climber, but I never thought it could be so expensive. What could possibly be that expensive? Are the guides ridiculously overpaid? Do you have to pay just for access? Do you really have to have equipment that top-of-the-line?
Would that 60,000 be shared between a team of climbers, or would that be the per person price? I could very much understand a group of 12 people paying 5000 each.
I do not know.. Personally I got some experience with alpine climbing and trekking, but these heights are just incredible hostile and dangerous..