• Everest is becoming a conveyor belt of hikers who pay $25,000 to do the climb - these images reveal what the trek really looks like

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Everest stands roughly 29,029 feet tall, making it the world's highest peak.
    A new documentary film called "Mountain" reveals how a $25,000-plus trek to the top of Mount Everest can look like a conveyor belt of hikers.
    The documentary also explores our modern fascination with conquering dangerous summits.
    Everest climbing season is here.
    In May, when the mountains in Nepal and Tibet warm, the temperature at Base Camp on Everest heats up to a daily high of around 25°F, and the winds around the world's tallest peak still.
    That's when bold tourists begin arriving on the mountain by the...
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