17 Interesting Mount Everest Facts


    Mount Everest is one of the highest mountain peaks in the world. It is located in the Himalayan mountain range and has an amazing history. Mount Everest is approximately 60 million years old. People die every year on the Mount Everest due to avalanches, storms, lack of oxygen and many other health issues. Dead bodies can be seen at the Everest by the other hikers as the bodies are difficult to remove and are preserved due to freezing. 

    Mount Everest
    Mount Everest

    17 Interesting Mount Everest Facts

    1.  Andrew Waugh, a British Surveyor had tried to name this mountain but when he failed to get any good name, he just gave this mountain the name of the Surveyor General - George Everest.
    2. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to climb Mount Everest. They reached the peak on 29 May, 1953.
    3. The height of Mount Everest is 8,848m (29,029 feet) and it grows 4mm every year due to geologic uplift.
    4. Although Mount Everest is the highest point on Earth from sea level, Mauna Kea, an inactive Hawaiian volcano, holds the record as the world's tallest mountain.
    5. Geologically, Mount Everest is about 60 million years old.
    6. There is only one-third of oxygen present near Mount Everest when compared to the amount of oxygen at sea level.
    7. The wind speeds of over 160km/h (100mph) are common at this place. The temperature can be -80F.
    8. There are two main routes to the summit: the south-east ridge from Nepal and the north ridge from Tibet.
    9. In Nepal the mountain is Known as Sagarmatha. It means Goddess of the sky.
    10. In Tibet the mountain is known as Chomolangma. It means mother Goddess of the universe.
    11. With a height of 829.8m (2,722ft) Burj khalifa is the tallest man-made structure in the world. Mount Everest is ten times taller than Burj Khalifa.
    12. Climbing Mount Everest is quite a task; climbers burn over 10,000 calories each day.
    13. Of every 1 person out of 10 successful summits who reach the peak of Mount Everest, but die there.
    14. In 1975, Junko Tabei, a Japanese women became the first woman to summit Mount Everest.
    15. Apa Sherpa, Sherpa Phurba Tashi and Kami Rita Sherpa are the only three people to scale the Mount Everest 21 times.
    16. There are tons of garbage on this mountain. The garbage includes empty oxygen cylinder, human waste, climbing equipment, empty bottles, etc.
    17. The Nepalese government now requires climbers to bring down at least 8 kg of waste when descending from the mountain.
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