May 29, 2009

History of Mountaineering

It’s been 56 years since Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay from Sherpa tribe reach the highest point of the earth, the Mt. Everest (8848 m) in May 29, 1953.

Although people have been climbing mountains since pre-historic times, these men have other reasons for reaching the summit, may it be economical or simply survival. Mountaineering as a sport started out on the late 1700s in Europe after a new breed of explorers started climbing the high peaks of the Alps. Along these new found sports is the development of equipment and techniques that popularized mountaineering all the more due to the increasing safety margins these developments have brought. The most celebrated milestones in mountaineering history are the conquest of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest.
Mountaineering in the Philippines Mountaineering in the Philippines is exciting and challenging because of the diverse physical features or the mountains. The climate in the mountain and the various ways to get there add up to an experience that is all Filipino. Plus the rich legends and mysticism of the local mountains adds up to the total excitement that is unique to the other mountaineering destinations on the other parts of the globe.

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