Here's the thing: Climbing Mt. Everest is dumb and the people doing it know that it's dumb and they're still doing it, which is fine, but don't expect me to care if they get hurt doing it.
There's a scene somewhat early in the movie where The Journalist (Michael Kelly channeling David Cross) asks the others about ther motivation. Why climb Everest? The most anyone can come up with is repeating the old Because it's there trope. Fine, whatever.