Mount Everest information with top interesting facts about Mount Everest Nepal

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Mount Everest information with top interesting facts about Mount Everest Nepal

Interesting facts about Mount Everest Nepal
Mount Everest is an amazing mountain, situated in Nepal. All daring mountaineers want to climb this mighty mountain. Mount Everest information is essential for all tourists and mountaineers in Nepal. It is important to know at least basic interesting facts about Mount Everest Nepal because it is tallest mountain of the world.

Here are some interesting facts about Mount Everest Nepal

01: George Everest, who was Surveyor General of India (1830-1843) discovered the Mount Everest in 1841.Mount Everest information with top interesting facts about Mount Everest Nepal
02: Elevation of Mount Everest 8848 meters / 29029 feet above sea level.
03: Mount Everest is about over 60 million years old
04: Due to geographical uplifting, Mt Everest keeps growing 4mm higher every year.
05: The youngest climber to reach the Everest summit was 13 years old and the oldest one was 80 years old.
06: In 1955, a team of surveyors from India visited the Everest trekking region and made an official measurement of the Mount Everest’s height. To this date, both Chinese and Indian governments accept this height as the official altitude of Mount Everest Nepal.
07: Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay are known to be the first mountaineers who ascended the glorious Mount Everest.

08: Mount Everest is situated in Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. Mount Everest is known to be the world’s highest summit.
09: Although Everest is the highest peak in this world, it is not actually the tallest mountain on the earth. Mauna Kea which is situated in Hawaii, is the tallest mountain. This mountain is 4436 feet taller than the Mount Everest Nepal. But it sits below the ocean, so its peak is not recognized as world’s highest peak.
10: Ever since Hillary and Tenzing climbed the Mount Everest, other mountaineers also got interested in Mount Everest in Himalayas. More than 4 thousand mountaineers have tried to climb Mount Everest and access the hidden regions of the Himalayas so far.
11: As per record, more than 260 mountaineers have died on Everest so far. Exact number is not known.
12: More than 4000 people have reached the summit so far, Lukla airport is the gate ways of Mount Everest area Nepal
13: As per record, about 200 dead bodies (mortal remains) of mountaineers are present on the Everest.
14: Ascending Everest is an extremely challenging job. Reaching the summit is a tremendous achievement. But two daring men have done this tremendous job for 21 times. Apa Sherpa and Phurba Sherpa are the great mountaineers who have reached the summit for 21 times each.

14: An American mountaineer Dave Hahn is a non-Sherpa who made the record of reaching the top for 15 times.
15: Lhakpa Sherpa is a woman who has climbed the Mount Everest Nepal and reached the top for 8 times.
16: It is common for the mountaineers to stop at many campsites and take rest while they climb the Everest. So, it takes many days to climb Mt Everest. However, some people have surprised the world as they climbed the mighty Everest in a very short time. Back in 2003, Lakpa Gelu Sherpa started from base camp and reached the summit in just 10 hours and 56 minutes. Lakpa Sherpa did it from the South side of Nepal.
17: From the North side in Tibet, an Italian mountaineer Hans Kammer Lander made the record of fastest climbing in 1996. He reached the top in just 16 hours and 45 minutes.
18: North side base camp of Mount Everest situated in Chomolongma in Tibet China.

19: South side base camp of Mount Everest located in the famous Sagramatha National Park in Solukhumbu District Nepal.
20: Mount Everest attracts climbers from all corners of the world.
21: The northern route was discovered by George Mallory in 1921 during the British reconnaissance Expedition.
22: 15 climbers died while climbing on Mount Everest during the climbing season in 1996. This remains the highest number of deaths in a single year. 8 climbers died while climbing the mountain on May 10, 1996, during a storm.
23: Jon Krakauer, who is among the survivors, and was a journalist working for the “Outside” magazine wrote a book titled ‘Into Thin Air’ about what happened on that fateful day.
24: One out of every 10 successful climbs to the summit ends in death.

25: Reinhold Messner was the first to to reach the summit of Mount Everest without oxygen in 1980.
26: The record for longest time spent on the summit is 21 hours, achieved by Babu Chiri Sherpa in 1999.
27: Nobody reached the top of Mount Everest in 2015
28: Mount Everest is called Chomolungma in Tibet and Sagarmatha in Nepal.
29: Mount Everest lies on the boundary of both Nepal and China
30: About 350 to 750 people try to reach the summit of Everest annually

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