Interesting Facts about Mount Everest

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Where is Mount Everest?

Mount Everest is on the fringe between China/Tibet and Nepal in the Himalayan Mountains in Asia.

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Stature :

29,035 feet or 8848 meters

Age :

More than 60 million years of age

Who found Mount Everest?

Sir George Everest found it in 1841. Everest was first named Peak 15. It quantified at 29,002 feet in 1856.In 1865, the name ‘Everest’ was given by a universal association called Royal Geographical Society.

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Most youthful individual :

Jordan Romero, age 13, on May 23, 2010 from U.S.A.

Most established individual :

Yuichiro Miura, 80 years of age

More weird Mount Everest Facts :

  • Everest develops by about a fourth of an inch (0.25″) consistently!

223 individuals have passed on attempting to climb Everest. All are still on the mountain.

Despite the fact that Sir George Everest and his group found it, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the main match to achieve the pinnacle.

Other high mountains after Mount Everest

1. K2 (8,611 meters)

2. Kangchenjunga (8,586 meters)

3. Lhotse (8,516 meters)

4. Makalu (8,485 meters)

5. Cho Oyu (8,188 meters)

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