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Technique (tek-NEEK): A technique is a way of doing something that requires skill. Mountaineers must use certain techniques to climb safely. index anchor 14 belaying 14 cabin 7 campsite 24 climbing 5, 9, 14, 19, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 Colorado 6 crampons 27 Hillary, Sir Edmund 28 Himalayan Mountains 28 Mount Elbert 6, 10, 18 Mount Everest 28 Nepal 28 Norgay, Tenzig 28 rappel 15, 24 rules 24 safety lecture 14 teamwork 14, 24 Tibet 28 31 about the author Tim Clifford is an education writer and the author of many nonfiction children’s books.

Mountaineers use their own special gear to help them climb. mountaineer (moun-tuh-NIHR): A person who climbs mountains for sport is a mountaineer. The goal of a mountaineer is to reach the peak of the mountain. summit (SUHM-it): The highest point of a mountain is called the summit. Sometimes it is also called the peak. technique (tek-NEEK): A technique is a way of doing something that requires skill. Mountaineers must use certain techniques to climb safely. index anchor 14 belaying 14 cabin 7 campsite 24 climbing 5, 9, 14, 19, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 Colorado 6 crampons 27 Hillary, Sir Edmund 28 Himalayan Mountains 28 Mount Elbert 6, 10, 18 Mount Everest 28 Nepal 28 Norgay, Tenzig 28 rappel 15, 24 rules 24 safety lecture 14 teamwork 14, 24 Tibet 28 31 about the author Tim Clifford is an education writer and the author of many nonfiction children’s books.

You can hire guides to help you. But you’d better have very deep pockets, because a The weather at the top of Everest is permit to climb the never reliable. A snowstorm can mountain can cost as come up without a moment’s notice. much as $25,000! Along with the cost of guides, transportation, and equipment, climbing Everest can be as costly as it is dangerous. org 29 glossary anchor (ANG-kur): An anchor is a device that holds something in place. In mountaineering, an anchor holds the rope securely to the side of the mountain.

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