[VIDEO] Why Do People Risk Their Lives To Climb Mount Everest?

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Cover image via Teton Gravity Research

Only the bravest among us climb Mt. Everest. Others only wonder as to why do people climb Mt. Everest? Why do they go up there facing danger and failing while spending thousands doing it? Why?

This first-hand glimpse of the Himalayas, the youngest and tallest mountain range in the world, and its beautiful surrounding vistas, shot from 20,000 feet and in 4K resolution might help explain it:

Shot by a group of aerial cinema experts from Teton Gravity Research, the video is the first ultra HD footage of the Himalayas shot from above 20,000 feet with the GSS C520 system, the most advanced gyro-stabilised camera system in the world!

It's been filmed from a helicopter with a crew flying from Kathmandu at 4,600 feet up to 24,000 feet using supplemental oxygen.

If the video made you want to leave your desk job and consider the possibility of you going to the Himalayas, here's something that's equally adventurous and beautiful:

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