### 2 + 2 = Mt. Everest

Two plus two does equal Everest, in order to succeed climbing to the summit. You probably didn't think about it, but you need to know a lot of math in order to survive.

• For one thing, you have to know how much money you need to spend to climb the ferocious mountain. And I am not even adding to that, the fact that you need to buy your own equipment.
• Another thing that you need to know is how much oxygen usage you need, so you can make it to the summit. (O's)
• You need to know about latitude and elevation. Base Camp is 17, 600ft above sea level. So if the highest point in Florida is 343ft, then Base Camp is 17,357 feet higher then Britton Hill, Florida. WOW, and that is just the beginning of the climb! (Can you figure out the difference between the highest point where you live, and Base Camp? What about the summit?) Explore here to learn more about elevation.
• Also, you have to spend the time you have on the mountain wisely. A person can stay above the "Death Zone" (26,000 ft- 29,035 ft) for only a limited amount of time. Because of this fact, climbers need to plan ahead in order to survive. You also have to be aware that there is a cut-off time to try and make it to the summit. If you have not made it to a certain point by a certain time, while going from your tents on the South Col. to the summit, then it would be in your best interest to turn around and try again another time. Unfortunately, that is when most people see a negative. A negative in the amount of time, a negative in the wasted effort, and a negative in a bank account.
• And last but not least, let's not forget about how cold it gets there. As a person that lives in South Florida, where we get excited about seventy degree weather, the number NEGATIVE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY doesn't seem to compute. I couldn't even imagine how cold one must be while climbing that mountain.

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