Mount Everest Trip Report (#2110)
- Signed By: Ben Clark
- Date submitted: September 03, 2003
Watch out for crowds. Start early and unfortunately due to the crowds do not leave any items unattended. I cached my Ice axe just below the Second Step only to find that it was stolen by a member of an unsuccessful team that did not have the ethical stamina to be an Everest summitter. When I returned safely from the summit with a strained neck due to the intense labor necessary to guide your feet from underneath an oxygen mask, I was horrified to find that the next day would be very difficult without so much as a crutch to lean on. Be careful and fight for regulations against crowding the World's highest peak.