Terrifying footage of climbing the Khumbu Glacier on Everest

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If you have ever considered climbing Everest or wondered what it takes, then this video will either scare the hell out of you or have you begging for more.

To ascend or descend between base camp and camp one, climbers have to navigate the treacherous Icefall on the Khumbu Glacier which is forever moving and breaking up and groaning under pressure. A series of ladders and ropes set up by sherpas offer ‘some’ support for heavily clad climbers in crampons working at altitude.

This GoPro footage is an exceptional point of view documentation of the terrifying climbs over crevasses that seem to fall forever.

Personally, I’d rather eat my own eyeballs than attempt what these climbers have done.

Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of SnowsBest.com. A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017 and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.


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