Not so. Everest has been climbed in all seasons.robinson wrote: ↑Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:20 amDuring the cold season (most of the year) it is easier to get to the surface of the moon than to the top of Everest. Actually, even in summer it is simply impossible to get to the top of Everest during a storm.
Men have walked on the moon multiple times. But nobody has ever gone up Everest during a storm, or when it is not summer. It's actually impossible, no matter how much money and effort you spend on it. Even if you could build something up that high, you can't maintain it. Actually, you couldn't even build it. The ice field (glacier) you have to cross is impossible to build a structure on. Which is exactly why you can't build anything. There is no way to build a road to deliver men and materials to even start the project.
You could air lift everything in, but the two month window when you could try and build a base to start building from isn't long enough to build a base to start building. And even if you tried, by the time you get back to the site (10 months later) you face such a massive clearing and repair to the start of the base you end up never making an progress. And of course the powers that be aren't going to approve any of it.
But it's good to have a dream.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Eve ... n_climbing
Although generally less popular than spring, Mount Everest has also been climbed in the autumn (also called the "post-monsoon season"). For example, in 2010 Eric Larsen and five Nepali guides summited Everest in the autumn for the first time in ten years. The first mainland British ascent of Mount Everest (Hillary was from New Zealand), which was also the first ascent via a face rather than a ridge, was the autumn 1975 Southwest Face expedition led by Chris Bonington. The autumn season, when the monsoon ends, is regarded as more dangerous because there is typically a lot of new snow which can be unstable. However, this increased snow can make it more popular with certain winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. Two Japanese also summited in October 1973.
Chris Chandler and Bob Cormack summited Everest in October 1976 as part of the American Bicentennial Everest Expedition that year, the first Americans to make an autumn ascent of Mount Everest according to the Los Angeles Times. By the 21st century, summer and autumn can be more popular with skiing and snowboard attempts on Mount Everest. During the 1980s, climbing in autumn was actually more popular than in spring. U.S. astronaut Karl Gordon Henize died in October 1993 on an autumn expedition, conducting an experiment on radiation. The amount of background radiation increases with higher altitudes.
The mountain has also been climbed in the winter, but that is not popular because of the combination of cold high winds and shorter days. By January the peak is typically battered by 170 mph (270 km/h) winds and the average temperature of the summit is around −33 °F (−36 °C).