12 Interesting Facts About Mount Everest

Mount Everest, which is also known as Sagarmāthā ( ‘forehead of the sky’) is located on Nepal Tibet-China border. Its peak is about  8,848 meters (29,029 ft) above sea level. It is an attraction for many professional climbers to climb the peak.

12 Interesting Facts About Mount Everest

1. Mount Everest grows 4mm every year due to geological uplift based on the research done by the research team in 1994.

2. The Himalayas formed almost 60 million years ago.

3. The youngest person to climb was a 13-year-old named Jordan Romero on May 22nd, 2010.

4. Yuichiro Miura was the oldest person to climb Everest at the age of 80.

5. Tenzing Norgay and  Edmund Hillary were the first ones to climb the peak on May 19, 1953.

6. Over 4000 people tried to climb Mount Everest but only over 2000 people have reached the top of Everest.

7. Radhanath Sickdhar managed to find out the height of Everest but later Sir George Everest, the Surveyor-general of India discovered it in 1941.

8. Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi hold the world record for 21 times climbing Everest.

9. There are around 260 people who died on Everest.

10. There are around 120 bodies of climbers still available on the Everest.

11. At the height of 22000 ft, this is a home for a very minute black jumping spider. It’s the permanent resident of this spider.

12. Mount Everest is not the tallest the Mauna Kea in Hawaii is the tallest mountain on the earth with a height of 4200 meters (13,796 ft) and Mount Everest is not the highest peak Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador. It reaches a height of 6,267 meters (20,661 ft) above sea level from the center of the earth.

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