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Interesting Facts About Mount Everest

Mount Everest Facts

Mount Everest has drawing the attention of trekkers and mountain climbers throughout the world and Nepal is the ultimate destination for Mount Everest. Mount Everest in China, Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolungma in Tibetan, is the highest peak of the world with an altitude of 8,848 meters.

Here are some interesting facts about Mount Everest

Mount Everest as the World's Highest Mountain Peak
Mount Everest is the world's tallest mountain peak with an altitude of 8,848 meters. This is the official height of Mount Everest as recognized by the Government of Nepal and China.

Location
Mount Everest lies on the border between Nepal and China (Tibetan Side). It is a part of Great Himalayan Range stretching more than 2.500 km along Nepal, China, India and Bhutan.

Climbing Routes
There are two routes for climbing to Mount Everest. One of from the south base camp to Southeast ridge in Nepal and other from the North base camp to North ridge in Tibet.

First Climber
Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa became the first to climb Mount Everest top from Nepal side on May 29, 1953. Junko Taboi was the first international women to climb the Mount Everest for the first time whereas Pasang Lhamu Sherpa became the first Nepalese lady to climb Mount Everest from Nepal.

Reinhold Messner and Peter habeler become the first people to climb the Mount Everest without the use of supplemental oxygen on May 8, 1978.

Reinhold Messner became the first solo climber to summit the Mount Everest through the north ridge on Aug 20, 1980.

Anna Czerwinska became the first oldest woman to scale Mount Everest on May 22, 2000 at the age of 50.

Min Bahadur Sherchan became the oldest climber to reach on the top of the Mount Everest summit on May 25, 2008 at the age of 76 years.

babu Chiri Sherpa became the fastest ascent from Southeast side. He has reached on the Mount Everest summit for ten times. He spent 21 hours on the Mount Everest top without auzilliary oxygen and he completed 16 hours and 56 minutes to become fastest ascenter.

Australian climber Christian Stangi made a record of fastest ascent in 2007 from north side.

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