does Mount Everest really cost 65,000 dollars to climb
I've known several people who have done it, but only by having sponsors pay the expenses. I don't know the actual cost, but it's not cheap.
Something in that range I'd say. Think about how much gear, and tech support you need. Plus travel expenses. (Food, housing, transport)
You can actually climb it for free if you wish. But it would cost someone near 65k to recover your body