Dangers on Mount Everest Annie O'Shea

In 2015, the highest toll of people, 22, died on Mount Everest than ever recorded before.

Nature may lead to struggle and death even when people may not expect it.

Since many people can agree that Everest can be very dangerous and a struggle to climb, without question, the novel Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer helps teenagers better understand the dangers that can arise on the mountain, Mount Everest, through multiple lenses in today’s world.

Best- selling book, Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer is written about the authors experience on Mount Everest in 1996 while experiencing 8 deaths and many injuries caused by a traitorous storm on the mountain.
Rob Hall (hypoxia), Doug Hansen (oxygen issue), Beck Weathers (frostbite)
HAPE and HACE are sicknesses that occur from a lack of oxygen.

“...High Altitude Cerebral Edema, or HACE. When this happens, the climber may experience disorientation, hallucinations and even loss of consciousness. Similarly, High Altitude Pulmonary Edema, or HAPE...This produces shortness of breath and chest tightness as well as coughing and bloody sputum.

Frostbite and sunburns due to temperatures

“...Excessively cold temperatures and the possibility of frostbite...The potential for sunburn is particularly great in the Khumbu Icefall and the Western Cwm, near base camp, where daytime temperatures can reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit during climbing season...”

Lack of breath as the altitude gets higher

“In the thin atmosphere on Everest's peak, 29,035 feet up, each breath pulls in less than a third of the oxygen of a breath at sea level.”

Oxygen tank


“I cant believe he is gone. It feels like I have no one else now. I just can’t beleive it. He was the center of familiy life and everything surrounded around him. I am just worried about my childrens life."

Works Cited

AlJazeeraEnglish. “Families Mourn Everest Avalanche Victims.” YouTube, YouTube, 24 Apr. 2014, www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyMg7TE0yLk. The uploader is “verified” on youtube and has other videos. It is all real families talking about how they feel so it is personal experieince. There are no ads and it is easy to understand because there is a translator translating words to English.

“A Few Choose to Climb World's Tallest Mountain without Bottled Oxygen.” Newsela | A Few Choose to Climb World's Tallest Mountain without Bottled Oxygen, newsela.com/articles/everest-oxygen/id/18053/. Originally by Washington Post whihc is a well known newspaper. It is important information that isn’t biased. It also contains facts and statistics. There are no ads to interrupt the reading. The only ads are at the bottom after you finsih reading and scroll all they way down. T.R.A.A.P 16/17

Geographic, National. “On Everest.” Field Test: On Everest - To Os or Not to Os - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine, ngm.nationalgeographic.com/everest/blog/2012-05-18/to-os-or-not-to-os. Well known magazine company. Can find the author and they are credible and reliable. Factual evidence, purposeful information and not bias. No ads and all the grammar is correct.

Http://www.howstuffworks.com/hsw-contact.htm. “How Climbing Mount Everest Works.” HowStuffWorks, 25 May 2006, adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-activities/climbing/mount-everest6.htm. This author is credible because they have a copyright that has been updates to 2017 and the company is a division of InfoSpace Holdings LLC.The information is directly relevant to my topic and it is purposeful and accurate.There are a few ads but not in the way of reading or being distracted. Grammar and spelling is all correct. T.R.A.A.P 15/17

Mailonline, Georgia Diebelius For. “Mount Everest Had Its Highest Death Toll Ever in 2015 with 22 Climbers Killed (and NOBODY Reached the Summit).” Daily Mail Online, Associated Newspapers, 5 Jan. 2016, www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3385160/Mount-Everest-highest-death-toll-2015-22-climbers-killed-reached-summit.html. Newspaper, Recentley updated It is factual and not filled with opinion The grammar and spelling is all correct

“What Happens to Your Body on Mount Everest.” CNN, Cable News Network, www.cnn.com/2015/09/21/health/everest-medical-care/. CCN- a big company well known to many people Recently published in 2016. It is a factual article without opinion which shows that it is reliable. There isn’t any ads for distraction and the article makes sense and is easy to read. T.R.A.A.P 17/17


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