The Seven Summits or Nine Summits are an epic mountaineering adventure of challenge, perseverance, and excitement. The seven highest mountains of the world’s seven continents. However, there is a matter of dispute between the Bass and Messner lists, which gives us an additional two peaks to conquer. As a result of this there is nine peaks to summit.
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Avalanches are fascinating. Meanwhile the enormous forces that can be triggered by something as light as snow is frightening. The horror scenario is to be buried under several tons of snow, which quickly becomes hard as concrete.
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Boots for any climbing over snow and ice needs to be of a type that will let you use crampons. Boots are graded according to their compatibility with different types of crampon.
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Over 200 people have died in Mount Everest’s “death zone.” It does not stop new adventurers from wanting to triumph the highest summit in the world.
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