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In April 2019 65 Degrees North will set out to summit EVEREST!!!
At 29,029 ft (8,848m) above sea level, Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the World!
It will take unimaginable endurance, courage, resilience and strength to reach the summit, but the team taking on this ultimate challenge will push themselves harder, and higher, than they have ever climbed before.
The Nepalese call the mountain Sagarmatha, meaning “Forehead (or Goddess) of the Sky”. In Tibet it is known as Chomolungma, “Mother Goddess of the Universe”.
The team will climb Everest via the Southeast Ridge route on the Nepalese side of the mountain, and the expedition to the ‘Top of the World’ will take 2 months to complete.
The area above 8,000 meters (26,000ft) is called the “death zone,” because of its thin air and brutal weather.
Team Everest will have to battle sub-freezing temperatures, as low as -60ºC, the effects of high altitude, and the possibility of sudden, and unpredictable, storms and avalanches. Wind-speeds of up to 175mph have been recorded at the summit and frostbite, snow blindness and hypothermia are all major threats.
Everest South Col Animated Route Map Courtesy of Alan Arnette
“This expedition will play a huge part in my ongoing recovery from Complex PTSD. Being part of the team has given me a goal to focus on, and train towards. I hope my journey will inspire others in their own battle with life-changing adversity“