21 Best Mount Everest Facts for all

Damodar Dhakal
Everest Base Camp Trekking @ Mission Nepal Holidays

Mount Everest has fascinated fearless men and women since centuries. The extraordinary feats of legends in the past have put the mighty mountain on the map. The benchmark achievements of George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay have created an illustrious line of followers. Taking that extra step many such individuals have made huge sacrifices risking their lives to rewrite history time and again.

But today, reaching up to the summit of the Everest has become an achievable goal. People from all walks of life can attempt if they are determined and have an endearing strength. We have compiled every single piece of information that is informative and complete. This information best describes the Everest and its moods. These might sound repetitive, however some are interesting and unheard which are deemed below:-

  1. The Mount Everest was formed about 60 million years ago elevation of Mt Everest is 8,848 m (29, 035 ft).
  2. The height of Mount Everest is 8,848 m (29,035 ft)
  3. The wind touches speed of over 200 mph at the top, and the temperature reaches a freezing low of -80F
  4. It was first climbed in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary.
  5. Sherpa Tenzing in his autobiography has mentioned that Hillary reached the summit first, but Hillary said it didn’t matter much, what mattered was both reached to the summit safely.
  6. There are two routes to climb Mt Everest. From Tibet in the north face and from Nepal in the south face.
  7. If you want to be a part of expedition for climbing the Mount Everest, than it will cost you more than $30,000.
  8. ever since 1953, more than 4000 people have summited to the top, and made history.
  9. The death casualties is somewhere around 300 or more.
  10. An only unlikely inhabitant is a small black jumping spider known to live on the mountain and is still alive.
  11. To everybody’s astonishment Mount Everest is known to grow taller by approx. 4 mm each year.
  12. If you are at the peak, you breathe in about the third of the amount of oxygen you take in at sea.
  13. Mount Everest is almost 10 times taller than the man-made structure of Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
  14. Many have skied and snowboarded down from the majestic slopes of this iconic Himalayan Mountain
  15. It has also been mapped by Google. They did it in 2011.
  16. In 2005, a helicopter landed on Mt Everest. It made contact with the summit for two minutes.
  17. Both phone call and tweet has been placed from the top of the mountain. The first phone call took place in 2013 whereas the first tweet was sent in 2011.
  18. In 1999, Babu Chiri Sherpa spent 21 hours on the summit. The longest stay ever by anyone so far.
  19. Interestingly a wedding took place at the Mt Everest. In 2004, Moni Mule Pati and Pem Dorjee Sherpa, part of the Rotary Centennial Everest Expedition, married each other when they reached the top.
  20. it’s estimated that about 50 tons of waste are littered all over it. Hence it is made compulsory that every climber must carry down 8 kg of waste during their descent. In case if it’s not followed they are bound to lose their deposited money.
  21. Last but not the least the most shocking fact above all about Mount Everest that it is not the tallest mountain on the earth. It is is so because of its highest point on the earth. This honor of being the tallest mountain goes to Mauna Kea (10,200 m), a Hawaiian inactive volcano.

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