Amazing Facts About Mt. Everest
Mount Everest is one of the well known & popular heritage of the world. MT. Everest is the highest peak in the world above the sea level that lies in the Khumbu region of Solukhumbu district at Sagarmatha Zone of Eastern Development Region, Nepal. It also consists of Sagarmatha National Park. Due to Mt.Everest, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has put Sagarmatha National Park in the world Heritage site in 1979.
It is known as Pandrachuli & Sagarmatha in Nepali as well as Chomolungma in Tibetan. The International border between China and Nepal run through its summit point. The current official elevation of Mt.Everest is 29,029 in feet and 8,848 in a meter. Mt Everest attracts many climbers & tourists every year. Mostly, all climbers have a dream to conquer the elevation of Mt Everest once. One of the reasons for the name of Nepal in the world is Mt Everest. Nepal is also known as the country of Mt.Everest. It has played an important role in the development and flourishing Tourism Industry in Nepal.
There are some known & unknown facts about Mt.Everest, which are described below:
Facts About Its Name:
Sherpas and Tibetans know it as Chomolungma whereas It is knowns as Pandrachuli & Sagarmatha in Nepal. The name Sagarmatha is coined by Baburam Acharya, who is a Nepalese literary Scholar. The name Everest was given by Andrew Waugh in the honor of George Everest, who is its predecessor. From that day it is known all over the world as Mount Everest.
#Facts about its Height:
It is believed that Everest was created about 60 million years ago. The present official height of Everest is 8,848m(29,029ft) as recognized by China & Nepal which was established by 1955 Indian Survey & confirmed by Chinese Survey in 1975. The height of Mt Everest is Snow height whereas its rock height is 8,844m. In 2010 both China & Nepal were agreed about the height of Everest to be 8,848m.
#Facts about Conquering its Summit:
On 29 May 1953, the first successful summit of Everest was made by Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay Sherpa but there are some people who believed that it was climbed much earlier by a climber George Mallory with his partner Andrew Irvine in 1924. But there was no proof about that so, he remained as a mystery.
Climbing Everest is not a minor task but for some people climbing once is not enough. Apa Sherpa & Phurba Tashi Sherpa are the most successful summits of the mountain. Both climbers stood on its top for 21 times. The record for most summits by non-Sherpa is made by American Dave Hahn. The woman with the most ascents is Lhakpa Sherpa with an impressive 8 times. The first lady to reach the top of Mt. Everest is Pasang Lamu Sherpa.
The person with the fastest time for an Everest summit is Lakpa Sherpa in just 10 hours & 56 minutes back in 2003. Age doesn’t matter when it comes to climbing Everest. The record for the youngest climber to reach its summit is American Jordan Romero at the tender age of just 13 years 10 months & 10 days in 2010. In the same way, the oldest climber to reach its summit is currently held by Japenese Yuichiro Miura who was 80 years old in 2013.
#Actually It’s not the tallest Mountain:
Everest is not actually the tallest mountain on the planet. In fact, Mt.Mauna Kea in Hawaii is 33,465 feet in height & taller than Everest but It lies below the ocean so, its summit is only 13,796 feet above sea level. This is the reason for not mentioning it as the highest Peak in the world.
#General Facts about It:
It is believed that over 260 people died on Mt. Everest but the exact number is still unknown. In the year 2015, due to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that killed 16 climbers & 61 were injured. Avalanches are the major cause of death of climbers scaling it. There are around 120 dead bodies of climbers on the Mount Everest. More than 2000 people have reached the top of Everest. On the way to the Everest summit, there are garbages & wastes. There is an estimated 50 tons of waste left behind each season including oxygen bottles, climbing materials, broken tents, beer cans & so many human feces.