Mount Everest facts

Mount Everest facts
  1. Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world with the height of 8848 meters.
  2. In 1865 Everest was given its official English name by the royal geographical society, after the name of Sir George Everest who was the British Surveyor General of India.
  3. The first two men to reach the top (In 1953) of the Everest were Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who never revealed who made it first.
  4. In 1978, Reinhold Messener became the first man to climb Everest without An oxygen tank and he did it again in 1980 to prove that he was not lucky to the successive climb of the Everest without oxygen for the first time.
  5. Everest is so high the jet stream can hit it. Climbers can be faced with winds beyond 200 mph when the weather shifts.
  6. There is 4G service at the top of the Everest.
  7. Everest Skydiving is listed as 2nd Extreme Sports in Nepal after mountaineering.
  8. A permit to climb Everest costs $11,000. But, the average trip costs $65,000 though some go up to $100,000 which is affected by the size of the group and the equipment.
  9. The atmospheric pressure at the death zone of Everest is about a third of sea level pressure or 0.333 standard atmospheres (337 mbar), resulting in the availability of only about a third as much oxygen to breathe.
  10. It takes climbers up to 12 hours to walk the distance of 1.72 KM in the death zone.
  11. For Every 100 people that reach the top of the Everest, 4 Die.
  12. During the entire 1996 season, 15 people died while climbing on Mount Everest, which was the highest number of fatalities in a single year in the mountain’s history at that time.
  13. In May 2005, pilot Didier Delsalle of France landed a Eurocopter AS350 B3 helicopter on the summit of Mount Everest and stayed for about 4 minutes. The flight set records, for highest of both landing and take-off.
  14. By March 2012, Everest has been climbed 5656 times.
  15. On 18 April 2014, an avalanche hit the area just below the Base Camp 2 at around 0100 UTC (06:30 local time) and at an elevation of about 5,900 metres. Sixteen climbers were killed and nine more were injured.
  16. Sherpas are a Nepalese ethnic group known for their climbing prowess and also known as “The Tiger of the Mountain”.
  17. In 1975 Junko Tabei became the first female to ascent the Mount Everest.
  18. Jordan Romero was the youngest person to reach the summit. While doing so he was just 13 years of old.
  19. Oldest man to reach the summit was Yuichiro Miura, he was 80 years old (In 2013).

Did you know ? Nepal is one of the best countries to do Trekking. Gokyo Kalapathar Trekking is one of the most popular Trail.

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