Mount Everest, situated on the North end of the Indian subcontinent is the world’s highest peak above sea level. The Mount Everest lies on the border between Nepal and Tibet at 27° 59’17” N latitude and 86 ° 55’31” E longitudes. The Everest is highly revered by locals. There have been many attempts to successfully ascent the Everest summit since 1953. But the route to ascent from Tibet is considerably harder than from Nepal. Nepal did not allow foreigners in their country until after the Second World War.
Ten Lines on Mount Everest
1) Mount Everest is the world’s highest mountain above sea level.
2) The official elevation of Mount Everest is 29,035 feet (8850 meters) above sea level.
3) Mount Everest is located on the border of Nepal and Tibet.
4) The Mount Everest is shaped like a pyramid due to its three flat sides.
5) Mount Everest was named in 1865, after Sir George Everest the Surveyor General of India.
6) Before that, it used to be known as Peak XV by the British Government.
7) Sherpa is an ethnic group indigenous to the mountainous region of Nepal and the Himalayas.
8) Sherpa’s are considered as elite mountaineers, they work as climbing guides for foreigners.
9) In 1953, Edmund Hillary (New Zealand) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) became the first climber to have successfully climbed Mount Everest.
10) Junko Tabai became the first woman to reach the summit in 1975.
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1) Mount Everest is also known as “Chomolungma” in Tibetan, meaning “Goddess mother of the world”.
2) In Nepal, it is known as “Sagarmatha” which means “Ocean mother” in Sanskrit.
3) Mount Everest is the highest peak above sea level but it’s not the tallest mountain.
4) The current elevation of Mount Everest was determined by an Indian survey in 1955.
5) The first recorded attempt to climb Everest’s summit was made by British mountaineers.
6) There are two climbing routes to climb Mount Everest.
7) The route approaching from the north in Tibet is known as the North Col route.
8) The route from the southeast (aka South Col) in Nepal is the standard route to climb the Everest summit.
9) The first expedition in 1921 reached 7,000 meters on the North Col.
10) The 1922 expedition reached up to 8,320 meters, making it the first time Humans had climbed above 8,000 meters.
1) Indian mathematician and surveyor Radhanath Sikdar was the first to identify Everest as the world’s highest peak in 1852.
2) Mount Everest was calculated to be exactly 29,000 feet high but to avoid the impression of the rounded estimate it was publicly declared to be 29,002 feet.
3) Mount Everest is part of 2400 km (1500 miles) long mountain system, The Great Himalayas.
4) The Himalayan Range is the youngest fold mountain range of the world.
5) The Himalayas were formed due to collisions between the Indo-Australian Plate and the Eurasian Plate.
6) The subduction of the Indo-Australian plate still continues, hence the mountains are still growing.
7) The Himalayan Mountains are growing at a rate of 2.4 inches (6.1 cm) per year.
8) The highest temperature on Mount Everest goes to about -18°C in July and in January it goes as low as -60°C.
9) Khumbu Icefall located at 5,486 meters height on the Nepali slope is considered one of the most dangerous stages of the South Col route to the Everest summit.
10) As of 2019, a total of 291 people have lost their lives in an attempt to scale Everest.
1) Mount Everest remains covered with snow throughout the whole year.
2) Mount Everest bears the temperature of about -800 Fahrenheit.
3) Jordan Romero is an American and the youngest male to summit Mount Everest at an age of 13 years and 10 months.
4) Malavath Purna, an Indian, is the youngest female to reach Mount Everest at the age of 13 years and 11 months.
5) A mountaineer of Mount Everest has 18 different routes to reach the top of it.
6) Records show that the height of Mount Everest grows by 4 mm. every year.
7) The statistics show that about 10% of all the attempts have been successful.
8) Mountaineer with Buddhist culture worships Himalaya so they perform a Pooja before the expedition.
9) Mount Everest is located in the ‘Mahalangur Himal’ mountain range on the border of China and Nepal.
10) It is estimated that Mount Everest came into existence about 60 million years ago.
Ever since the first successful summit in 1953, the number of attempts to climb the highest peak in the world has been increasing. Various new records made on the summit have drawn the interest of nonexperienced climbers to attempt the summit. With the help of local and affordable Sherpa guides, the traffic has increased to the extent, wherein 2019 total of 891 climbers reached Everest‘s summit. The traffic got so intense that the climbers were not able to descend to seek medical attention, and 11 died from altitude sickness.