Posted October 04, 2018 05:01:50 Climbing the world’s highest mountain, Everest, is one of the most difficult jobs in the world, with the dangers of the unforgiving terrain and the danger of avalanches and ice avalanches.
For most, this is their first Everest adventure and a chance to experience something completely new.
But many, many others have never made it up to the top of the world before.
The first person to reach the summit of Everest was Sherpa Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953, the year before the first British ascent, and the first to attempt the feat was Sherpas Sherpa Kailash Satyarthi in 1959.
But many more people have made the climb before and after them, with some climbing to the summit on their own, others relying on Sherpas to help.
This year, we wanted to share some of the latest photos, videos and stories from the summit.
The stories below come from some of our favourites, including a Sherpa who has been leading Sherpa teams for more than 50 years.
It started in the early morning of September 24, the day Sherpa Satyarithi and a group of other Sherpas set off for the top.
“I was feeling good, but my legs were not,” he said.
“I felt like I was walking on ice, it was really cold.”
They arrived at the base camp of the Everest base camp and set off.
The Sherpa and a team of Sherpas who had been on the summit earlier arrived.
“My legs were really stiff and I was in really bad pain.
We had to take a break,” he told the ABC.”
We were so tired.
We just sat down and we cried.
The next day, we just started climbing again.”
They climbed slowly for more half an hour before their legs started to get sore and their spirits lifted.
When they reached the summit, Sherpa Norgaye had climbed almost the entire route from the basecamp, with his team helping him.
“It was the first time that we had climbed up to Everest.
It was a very hard climb.
It felt like you were going on an ice cave,” he remembered.
They had to wait until the afternoon for the snow to melt before they could make it up the mountain.
Sherpa Satyaarith and his team were climbing up the steepest section, up the last peak before they reached a large boulder.
He was wearing a ski cap, a black hat and an oxygen mask.
He and his fellow Sherpas were using the oxygen mask to help them breathe.
The climb was strenuous, and Sherpa satyarth had to carry a torch up the ice.
“After the ascent, we were all exhausted, but we were ready to go on with our life,” he says.
“When we reached the top, I was the happiest I had ever been.”
After climbing to base camp, they set off again for base camp.
For the next two days, Sherpas carried supplies up the glacier to help their colleagues reach base camp safely.
They used the oxygen masks, helped their team carry supplies up, and helped their fellow Sherpa reach the base.
“If we have an accident, we’re not just dead.
We’re in the hospital, our lives are in danger,” he explained.
There were also a few incidents on the way up.
After two days of climbing, Sherpak Norga had to stop climbing because he felt tired.
“He was really tired.
He was exhausted, he had no energy, he was very tired,” Sherpa Tashi Satyapith said.
He was taken to the base of Everest and spent two days in hospital.
He had two surgeries on his legs and a broken nose.
Eventually, Sherpash Norgas team got up to basecamp safely, and they waited for the weather to improve so they could go home.
At the end of the day, they were all happy to have made it back to base Camp.
“This was a really special day for us, it’s our first day back to camp,” Sherpas Satyalith and Tashi said.
“The only problem is, there are no Sherpas back at base camp now.”
Their first day home was an emotional time.
“Our team members had to get up, they had to start their own lives again, and this was the only way to do that,” Sherpap Norgach said.
His team members, Sherps, and family members all returned to base on the morning of October 5, and their day went ahead as normal.
“There was no panic, no panic.
We got our stuff, we had our food, we put it in our bags and we were home,” Sherpad Norgs said.
“It was good, we really had to celebrate our achievement