Traipsing to Everest Base Camp is an essential the main route for every Everest smt attempt. There are various Everest Base Camp treks and most start out with a flight into Lukla airport at a height of 2860 metres. Each of these traipsing avenues gives a beautiful and rewarding way to tackle the rise in altitude of 2500 metres to Everest Base Camp on the Nepal side, situated at 5360 metres in level. Important, these Everest treks incorporate rest days to provide trekkers and mountaineers with an opportunity to get accustomed to the thinner air while enjoying the scenery on the route.
For mountaineers, the make your way to Everest Base Camp is just the start of their adventure. When they reach the pinnacle Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek of the Khumbu Pit, they establish their Everest Base Camp on the Khumbu glacier as they launch into the final levels of their training and acclimatisation that comes before any smt attempt. It is a gradual process that can take months, and often years, of preparation and planning.
For the famous television success expert, Bear Grylls, his 1998 expedition to Everest’s smt took 11 weeks to complete. At that time, he was the most youthful Briton to safely reach the peak. The following year, his British record was then eclipsed by Deceive Gauntlett from Sussex, aged just 19.
But in nine years later, Bear Grylls returned to the Everest traipsing region and made an even more audacious and dangerous venture. He attemptedto fly a paraglider to an altitude exceeding beyond the smt of Mount Everest. Bear would fly in a supercharged vehicle designed by his friend Giles “Gilo” Cardozo, trying to exceed the current altitude record for paragliding of 20, 017 feet (6101 metres).
In May 2007, the team set up their “Mission Everest” Base Camp having trekked with their heavy equipment to an altitude of 4400 metres in Nepal. On the day of the flight, with three hours’ worth of good weather, fuel and oxygen, Bear and Gilo launched themselves into the air secured as to the looked to be little regarding green chair with a motor and parachute attached.
Soon these were spiralling up to and including height further than that capable by the camera helicopter that was following their progress. However, the cameras onboard the paragliders showed a spectacular view of a lace of blue sky blending into the blackness of space above, which at the height they reached they could see community . was normal.
After 70 two minutes of flying up-wards, when he was sure he previously prevailed, Bear put off his engine and glided down through the stunning mountain landscape that makes Everest traipsing so special. The plan was to corroborate their altitude with a global positioning system and altimeters; unfortunately, they found in the thin air and sub-zero temperatures, their instruments froze when they were about four miles above the Mission Everest Base Camp.
Although the reading the instruments took before they froze showed that Bear, at 7621 metres, had exceeded the current paragliding record by 1524 metres and was still climbing, the record cannot be official without a valid reading from the altimeter. Nonetheless, is clear what Bear had achieved in Gilo’s machine. The images from the onboard cameras showed Bear had cleared the height of Mount Everest, and the team estimated he previously reached about a hundred and fifty metres higher. This took him to above 3640 metres higher than the Everest Base Camp (that’s more than two miles) and almost five miles above sea level.