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What is Mountaineering?
A combination of hill walking and scrambling to climb a mountain
Mountaineering can involve a combination of hill walking and scrambling to climb a mountain, but can also include ski mountaineering. Where scrambling involves elements of both hill walking and rock climbing.
- Sturdy footwear
- Warm and waterproof clothing
- Food and fluids to maintain energy levels
- Map and compass
- Mount Everest is the largest mountain in the world at 8848m high and grows by a quarter or an inch every year.
- It takes 40 days to climb Mount Everest to give the body enough time to adjust to the altitude as there is 66% less oxygen in each breath on the summit of Everest than at sea level