Well, climbing Mount Everest in one day didn't remain impossible now; at least, not after Kilian Jornet made to the top of the Everest in 26 hours. There is another man from Nepal, Mr. Lakpa Gyelu who completed his expedition in just 10 hours and 56 minutes! Isn't that scary and amazing at the same time? How could anybody be so quick despite the steep slopes of ice and avalanche-prone routes! It normally takes 4-5 days from the Everest Base Camp to reach at the top of the world.
The one thing that makes these guys so different is their experience in mountaineering. Gyelu is a yak herder who grew up in the lap of the mountain, ascending and descending the steeply hills in ever day life. And, do you know how many times did he climb the Everest? It was his 10th successful climb! Similarly, Jornet has experience of setting up record in climbing mountains like Denali, Kilimanjaro, Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, etc. Even more mind blowing thing about him is the fact that he reached at the Everest without any oxygen and fixed ropes!
The second thing about fast ascent is knowing the mountain region very properly. Unless you know the area very minutely you will not be able to speed up your speed. You will not know whether you are heading off to death! But the exception comes to Mr. Jornet; he is a Spanish climber, how could he even understand every nook and cranny of this route? Well, he might have his own unique talent to beat the routes. We cannot ignore the passion one has for mountaineering. However, patience had always been worshipped and clung very near to the heart of the climbers while climbing Everest, and then here comes the news of people climbing in one and less day!
Dear aspiring climber, don't burn with excitement. You do have to take appropriate measures of safety, and adequate rest and patience. Well, to be straight, we aren't in a competition of who would climb Mount Everest in one day. We will take sufficient time to enjoy every step we take in this icy roof of the world.
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