Wonders of the World

Mount Everest

Mount Everest

The Everest lies in the Himalayan mountain range along the border of Nepal and Tibet. Its the highest mountain in the world at a height of 29,035 feet (8850 m). Its Tibetan name is Chomolungma meaning ‘Goddess Mother of the World’ or ‘Goddess of the valley’. In sanskrit its known as sagarmatha meaning ‘Ocean Mother’. Mount Everest is named after Sir George Everest , who was the British Surveyor-General of India from 1830 to 1843. Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first men known to have reached the Everest’s summit in 1953.

The Everest has a temperature of about -33 degree Fahrenheit (-36 degree Celsius) and candrops low as -76 degree Fahrenheit (-60 degree Celsius). Many men and women have risked their lives to climb the mountain.

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