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                      Facts about climbing Mount Everest

Mount Everest is known as the world’s highest mountain. It is 29,035 feet tall (above sea level). The number of people, who tried to climb it, has crossed 4000. And around 700 people have climbed it successfully. It is a part of the Himalaya mountain range and situated on the border of Nepal and Tibet.

Fast facts: –

  • This mountain was named after Sir George Everest, a British surveyor-general of India. He discovered Mount Everest but never seen the peak.
  • It grows 4 mm every year due to shift in tectonic plates.
  • Edmond Hilary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to climb it in May 1953.
  • Junko Tabei was the first women to climb Mount Everest.
  • Khumbu ice fall is the most dangerous area of the mountain.
  • Douglas Douglas-Hamilton and David Fowler MacIntyre were the first one to fly over the summit in April 1933.
  • 80 years old Yuichiro Miura was the oldest person to climb Mount Everest.
  • Mount Everest has different names according to different countries. In Nepal, it is known as ‘Sagarmatha’. In Tibet, it is known as ‘Chomolungma’.
  • At the highest point of Everest, you breathe 1/3 oxygen than you usually take at the sea level.
  • Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi have the record to climb the mountain for highest number of time. That is 21.
  • Moni Mule Pati and Pem Dorjee Sherpa had a wedding on the summit.

 

 

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