Why Not To Climb Everest

There’s a fun debate going on over at Summit Post in response to an article titled “Five Reasons Why not To climb Mount Everest.”

The five reasons listed are:
1. Cost
2. Training
3. Danger
4. Disappointment
5. Death

I’ve never climbed Mount Everest so I can’t really comment on all of the reason. Yes it is costly and yes it is very dangerous and could cost you your life. They don’t call it the death zone for nothing. But without the proper training, a climber could be killed on even a moderate mountain. And as long as you keep your perspectives in check, I can’t see how summiting Everest would be a disappointment.

What are your thoughts?