How To Mount Everest Essay

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Mount Everest
Imagine: You are on Mount Everest, Nepal. You are hanging over what looks like a never ending abyss after falling through the treacherous paper thin ice covering the drop into the chasm were no light can penetrate. You were saved by knowing the terrain and weather patterns of Mount Everest, the immense amounts of snow, the wind, hidden chasms, ice everywhere, and etc. You made tools and clothes to keep you from falling off from ice and up to 175 mile per hour wind speeds (hurricane force speeds.) The effects on humans and animals are the high altitudes and lack of oxygen, below 0 temperatures, hurricane force winds, and very little resources such as water and food.
Mount Everest is an extremely harsh unforgiving climate. It is high up in our atmosphere (less oxygen), it has hurricane force winds, shear cliffs, hidden chasms, several feet of snow, little food and water. When you are getting farther up the mountain side the oxygen level in the air begins to dwindle.
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As you look around all you can see is snow and ice. Mount Everest is extremely cold, do to the height of the mountain. Mountains are cold, because they have a lower pressure than at sea level, lower pressure causes it to be colder at higher altitude. As you go up the mountain the pressure gets lower and lower, so the temperature becomes lower and lower. “When you pressurize air (or any gas), it gets hotter, and when you release the pressure on air it gets colder.” (Why is it colder at the top of a mountain than it is at sea level, How Stuff Works.) The cold temperatures cause there to be little to no animals and no vegetation the higher you go up. The highest part of a mountain that trees can grow on a is called a alpine line. No trees or vegetation can grow beyond this point, because of the altitude and the freezing temperatures. The temperatures makes it a lot harder for animals to live high up on the

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