Want to know what you need to trek to Mount Everest Base Camp and where to get it all

Want to know what you need to trek to Mount Everest Base Camp and where to get it all

Everest.  Buddhists believe a goddess lives in the mountain and she decides who summits, who doesn't, who makes it down safely, and who doesn't.  She doesn't take kindly to big egos or those who try to "conquer" her. Humble respect always.

Everest. Buddhists believe a goddess lives in the mountain and she decides who summits, who doesn't, who makes it down safely, and who doesn't. She doesn't take kindly to big egos or those who try to "conquer" her. Humble respect always.

Edmund Hillary, was a New Zealand mountaineer and explorer, a philanthropist who, with Tenzing Norgay, became the first climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest on May 29 1953.

The first men on top of the world

Edmund Hillary, was a New Zealand mountaineer and explorer, a philanthropist who, with Tenzing Norgay, became the first climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest on May 29 1953.

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. On 29 May 1953, they became the first climbers confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest.

Edmund Hillary: A very special hero inspired by noble courage

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. On 29 May 1953, they became the first climbers confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest.

We love to quote that when asked why George Mallory wanted to climb Everest he said "because it's there." I prefer his real response to that question.

We love to quote that when asked why George Mallory wanted to climb Everest he said "because it's there." I prefer his real response to that question.

Climbers descend from the summit of Mount Everest on May 10, 1996, as the clouds of a storm that killed several other climbers that day gather below them (right). Source: Scott Fischer/Woodfin Camp and Associates.

Climbers descend from the summit of Mount Everest on May 10, 1996, as the clouds of a storm that killed several other climbers that day gather below them (right). Source: Scott Fischer/Woodfin Camp and Associates.

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