When climbing Mount Everest you will need an open or closed -circuit oxygen system, climbing boots, crampon, portable kerosene stove, goggles and an ice ax . When climbing Mount Everest, you start the long journey at Base Camp. After Base Camp the Khumbu Ice Fall starts at 5,500-6,000 m. This is the most dangerous part of the climb, this is where the most deaths take place. After you pass the Khumbu Ice Fall you will get oxygen from Camp 1. Camp 1 is at 19,600 ft.( 5,970 m. ). Here you break though to the Western Cwm (pronounced coom). Cwm means a long glacier. From here at camp 1 the team starts ferrying supplies to acclimatize at successively higher camps. On the way from camp 1 to camp 2 you may run low on supplies so that you will have to restore. At this point at camp 2 you are at 6,500 m.( 21,300 ft.) and still have 2,248 m. until the top. When you get to Camp 3 you are at 7450 m. high and still have 1398m. to go . After Camp 3 you will reach Camp 4 at 7,950m and only 898 m left . When you make it to the peak you are really on top of the world .