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Mount Everest Facts and Information

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Here comes, the highest mountain on earth, *The* Mt. Everest which we call it Himalayan Spirit which lives and breathes all along in Nepal. Climb it if you can, and your life will never be the same again!


Everest Base Camp, 5200 meters, the place most trekkers begin their ascent of the world's highest peak.


Everest

World's First climbers to Everest, Tenzing and Hillary!
World's First climbers to Everest
Tenzing and Hillary

"We will stamp on the top
with the wind in our teeth..." -- George Mallory

"Once in their lifetime, every person should journey to a place where legends live, where everything is bigger than life. Everest has always represented nature at its most powerful, most awe-inspiring, most unconquerable." --- An American Mountain Climber



A brief Fact Sheet of Mount Everest

Definition of Mount Everest : a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal; the highest mountain peak in the world.
Nepali Name : Sagarmatha (which means Goddess of the sky)
Tibetan Name   Chomolungma (which means mother Goddess of the Universe)
Height : 8848 meters or 29,029 ft
Location : On the border between Nepal and Tibet, where all of the worlds 14 Eight thousand meter peaks are found.
Longitude   86º55'40' E
Latitude   latitude 270 45’ N and 280 0’ N and longitude 800 30’ E and 870 0’ E in the Solukhumbhu District of Sagarmatha Zone of the kingdom of Nepal
Local People : Sherpas and Tibetan

Summit Record Holders:
Longest Stay on top : Babu Chiri Sherpa, who stayed at the summit for twenty one and half hours.
First Climbers : Tenzing Norgay from Nepal and  Sir Edmund Percival Hillary from New Zealand, on 5/29/1953 via the South-East Ridge Route
First Nepali Women to Climb : Pasang Llamu Sherpa, on April 22nd, 1993
One of the best climbers : Nepali, Apa Sherpa, climbed Everest 11 times.
Fastest Ascent   Babu Chhiri Sherpa on June 21 2000, ascent from south side
Hans Kammerlander May 24,1996, ascent from north side
Youngest Climber : Nepali, Temba Tsheri Age 15 on May 22, 2001
First Women Climber : In 1975 - The first woman to summit Everest was Junko Tabei, a Japanese, who reached the summit via the South-East Ridge route.
Oldest Person to Climb : Japanese climber Yuichiro Miura, 2003
Oldest Women to Climb : Anna Czerwinska May 22, 2000
Largest Group to reach the summit : 50 people on May 2002
First Couple to ever get married on the summit : Nepalese Mona Mulepati and Pem Dorje Sherpa on May 30th 2005
Number of Mount Everest Climbers So Far : About 1,500 men and women from 64 nations


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Description of Everest Camps

Name Meters Feet Remarks
Everest Base Camp 5,360 17,585
Everest Camp 1 6,100 20,015
Everest Camp 2 6,600 21,500
Everest Camp 3 7,200 23,621
Everest Camp 4 7,926 26,000
Everest Summit 8,848 29,029


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An Honorary Nepali Citizen

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Personal Homepages of Everest Climbers

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  • Edmund Hillary - "I was the first to Conquer Everest", a site fully dedicated to him.
  • Jim Whittaker - the first American to climb Mt Everest
  • Merab Khabazi - the first Georgian everest submitters
  • Francois Langlois - preparing for the everest, tips and author's climbing experience
  • Jaime Vinals - the first central american to climb the summit. Site in Spanish only.
  • Irish Everest Team 2003 - a team of Irish share their Mt Everst climbing stories, More like this >>
  • Auburn man - Auburn man at Everest sees death amid beauty
  • Vashon Island - with the pictures and history of dispatches from the Everest
  • Tom Whittaker - created the `a Footprint on Everest' popular CBS series, climbed everest in 1998
  • Alan Arnette - Mountain Climber who submitted Everest twice, with pictures and story
  • Sean Burch - Climbed Everest in May 22, 2003, with dispatches and a photo gallery
  • PasangLhamu.org - Pasang Lhamu Sherpa - the first Nepali women to conquer the Everest


Top 10 Mountains of The World

For photos and more on these and other mountains see our special section Nepal Himalayas

Rank

Mountain

Height meter (feet)

Location

1. Mount Everest 8848m (29029ft) Nepal
2. Qogir (K2) 8611m (28250ft) India
3. Kangchenjunga 8598m (28208ft) Nepal
4. Makalu I 8481m (27824ft) Nepal
5. Dhaulagiri 8172m (26810ft) Nepal
6. Manaslu I 8156m (26760ft) Nepal
7. Cho Oyu 8189m (26750ft) Nepal
8. Nanga Parbat 8126m (26660ft) India
9. Annapurna I 8078m (26504ft) Nepal
10. Gasherbrum 8068m (26470ft) India


Some inspiring and interesting Quotations on Everest

"Everest? Don't forget it's really just a big pile of rocks" —- David Breashears

"Strong motivation is the most important factor in getting you to the top" -- Edmund Hillary

"Everest for me, and I believe for the world, is the physical and symbolic manifestation of overcoming odds to achieve a dream" —- Tom Whittaker

"Because it is there. — George Mallory (1886-1924), answering to the question: 'Why do you want to climb Mt. Everest?'"

"The highest of the world's mountains, it seems, has to make but a single gesture of magnificence to be the Lord of all, vast in unchallenged and isolated supremacy" —- George Mallory, 1924

"You've climbed the highest mountain in the world. Now what's left? It's all downhill from there. You have got to set your sights on something higher than Everest." -- Willi Unsoeld

"Everest is a matter of universal of human endeavor, a cause from which there is no withdrawl, whatever loses it may demand" — G O Dyrenfurth

"Feeling Wasted? Climb Everest before you Die!" -- NepalVista.com

"I can't understand why men make all this fuss about Everest -- it's only a mountain" -- Junko Tabei

For more quotes see Everest and Trekking quotes at Nepal Vista Quotes Section

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  • You have climbed other small mountains and you are ready for the challenge
  • You want to prove that climbing everest isn't only for those who claim that they are the fittest. Erik Weihenmeyer, climbed everest even after losing his vision, and Glasgow from scotland wants to climb everest on a Wheel Chair. Passion and love drives people to Everest
  • People love to break records that the other persons set
  • There is no high ground beyond everest so people feel that they should be there at least before they say good bye to this earth
  • The true view of the Himalayan beauty is only possible after the challenge
  • Climbing Everest is a costly undertaking, very huge investment. People invest for achivement and personal satisfaction
  • Climbing Everest can be addictive. There are many who climb not once, but many times; each for pushing their physical limit and for joys that follows
  • Some climb to follow the foot step of Sir Edmund and just do it to honor him.
  • Professional film makers such as National Geographic climbs for research and films to share with the world
  • Any reasons you might think, why not drop a few words here at the forum


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      Did you now ? - Some Fun Facts Just For you!

      • Mr. Jean-Marc Boivin of France makes the descended from the top to bottom in just 11 minutes by paragliding in 1988
      • The only Climber in the world who can climb Everest from all of it's site is none other than is a Nepali. He name is Kushang Sherpa. Mr. Sherpa is an instructor at the Mountaineering Institute
      • Largest Team ever went to submit everest was in 1975; a total of 410 people going all together! Double Wows!!
      • Australian becomes the first country to have its nation who climbs Everest from all the way from sealevel to the top of the world. This happen in 1990 and his name is Tim Maccartney Snape.
      • Worst Years on Everest: In 1993 8 died out of 129, in 1996: 15 died out of 98 people.
      • The area on Everest that has cost many lives is the "Khumbu Ice Fall" taking 19 lives so far.
      • Did you know that the First American, Stacey Allison climbs Everest in 1988, empowering many other Americans to follow her dream.
      • Did you know everest was born 60 millian years ago and continues to rise about 2 inch every year.
      • In 2003, Dr. Hillary received an, Honorary citizen of Nepal, as he celebrated the 50th anniversary of historic first climb.


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