It can be rock or snow depending on the year. replica Oris watch Rock fall can be an deadly issue and some climbers now use helmets.They swap oxygen bottles at the Balcony while taking a short break forsome food and water.South Summit : 28500/8690m - 1 to 2 hoursThe climb from the Balcony to the South Summit is steep and continuous.While mostly on a beaten down boot path, it can be challenging near theSouth Summit with exposed slabs of smooth rock in low snow years. Theviews of Lhotse and the sun rising to the east is indescribable at thispoint.Hillary Step - 1 hour or lessOne of the most exposed section of a south side climb is crossing thecornice traverse between the south summit and the Hillary Step. But theroute is fixed and wide enough that climbers rarely have issues. TheHillary Step is a short 40 section of rock climbing, again fixed withrope, that creates a bottleneck on crowded summit nights.
Usually thereis an up and down climbing rope to keep people moving.Summit: 29,035/8850m - 1 hour or lessThe last section from the Hillary Step to the replica Patek Philippe watch summit is a moderate snowslope. While tired, climbers adrenaline keep them going.Return to South Col: 6 -7 hoursCare must be taken to avoid a misplaced step down climbing the HillaryStep, the Cornice Traverse or the slabs below the south summit. Alsodiligent monitoring of oxygen levels and supply is critical to makesure the oxygen lasts back to the South Col.Return to C2: 3 hoursUsually climbers are quite tired but happy to be returning to thehigher natural oxygen levels regardless of their summit performance. Itcan be very hot since most climbers are still in their down suits.Return to base camp: 4 hoursPacks are heavy since everything they hauled up over the precedingmonth must be taken back down.It is now almost June so thetemperatures are warmer the snow mushy thus increasing thedifficulty. But each step brings them closer to base Longines replica watches camp comforts andon to their home and families. For a more detailed description and animated route map, please see the South Col route page. Northeast Ridge Route Thenorth side of Everest is steeped in history with multiple attemptsthroughout the 1920’s and 1930’s. The first attempt was by a Britishteam in 1921. Mallory led a small team to be the first human to setfoot on the mountains flanks by climbing up to the North Col(7003m).The second expedition, in 1922reached 27,300′ before turningback, and was the first team to use supplemental oxygen.