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Mount Everest

Earth's highest mountain

Mount Everest is Earth's highest mountain above sea level, with an official elevation of 8,848m. It's called Sagarmāthā in Nepali, Chomolungma in Tibetan and Zhūmùlǎngmǎ in Chinese. In English, it was named after a former Surveyor General of India, Sir George Everest. Prior to this, the mountain was known as Peak 15 (Peak XV). 1)

Notable ascents

The first attempts to scale the mountain started in the 1920s, but the first successful expedition was in 1953 when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay from a British expedition reached the summit. In 1975, Junko Tabei became the first woman to climb to the summit. The first successful winter ascent was in Feb 1980 by Polish Expedition with Leszek Cichy and Krzysztof Wielicki, with a temperature of -43ºF (-41ºC) and Category-1 Hurricane winds. 2)

mount_everest.txt · Last modified: 2021/11/08 18:15 by rapidplatypus