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CHASE Crevise Ladders at Mount Everest.

We recently completed and dispatched an order of Crevice ladders bound for the Himalayan Guides based in Nepal. The ladders will be used by the HG Everest Expedition and aid in scaling the 8,848 meter high Mt. Everest from Normal Route.

CHASE featured in BBC Documentary – Earth’s Natural Wonders

Our ladders featured in a BBC Documentary “Earth’s Natural Wonders” – fantastic viewing. Our ladders were being used by Sherpas to cross ice crevasses on the ascent to Mount Everest. We’re proud to know that our products are trusted in such challenging situations.

Using ladders to cross ice crevices is a common practice in mountaineering, particularly on large glaciers and during high-altitude climbs, such as those on Mount Everest. Mountaineers often encounter large crevices, or deep cracks, in glaciers. These crevices can be hidden beneath a thin layer of snow and are extremely dangerous to cross without proper equipment and techniques.

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Five interesting facts about Mount Everest:

  1. Tallest Mountain in the World: Mount Everest, located in the Himalayas on the border between Nepal and China (Tibet), is the tallest mountain on Earth. Its official height is 8,848.86 meters (29,031.7 feet) above sea level, although this can change due to geological activities.
  2. First Successful Ascent: Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa of Nepal, were the first climbers to successfully reach the summit of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953. This historic achievement is celebrated every year on the same date as Everest Day.
  3. Challenging Climbing Season: Mount Everest’s climbing season typically occurs in the spring (April to May) and the fall (September to October) when weather conditions are slightly more favorable. However, climbing Everest remains an extremely challenging and dangerous endeavor due to extreme weather, avalanches, and the risk of altitude sickness.
  4. Trash on Everest: Over the years, Everest has gained a reputation for the amount of trash and debris left by climbers. In recent years, there have been efforts to clean up the mountain and reduce the environmental impact of climbers. Authorities now require climbers to bring down a certain amount of garbage, and there are initiatives to remove old equipment and debris.
  5. Everest’s Tibetan Name: In Tibetan, Mount Everest is known as “Chomolungma,” which means “Goddess Mother of the World.” In Nepal, it is called “Sagarmatha,” which translates to “Forehead of the Sky.” These names reflect the cultural and spiritual significance of the mountain to the people of the region.

Mount Everest continues to be a symbol of human achievement and a formidable challenge for mountaineers from around the world.

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