Friday, July 15, 2011

Mount Everest

Mount is a form of land protruding above the surrounding area, every mountain has a different beauty, Mount Everest is the world's highest mountain at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. Mount Everest is located in Nepal at the Mahalangur section of the Himalaya on the Nepal-China (Tibet) border. Its massif includes neighboring peaks Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7855m), and Changtse (7580m).

Was first climbed by an expedition of English led by Edmund Hillary and Norgay tenzing on 29 May 1953, This mountain has two main lines of ascent of the south side of Nepal or the north side of Tibet, and there are 13 other path that leads climbers to the summit.

The highest mountain in the world attracts many well-experienced mountaineers as well as novice climbers who are willing to pay substantial sums to professional mountain guides to complete a successful climb. The mountain, while not posing substantial technical climbing difficulty on the standard route (other eight-thousanders such as K2 or Nanga Parbat are much more difficult), still has many inherent dangers such as altitude sickness, weather, and wind.

The name of this mountain was taken from the name of a British researcher, sir George Everest who lived during the years 1790 – 1866, Tibetans call the mountain is called Mount Jomolungma/Chomolungma which means "Goddess of the Earth", while the Nepalese call it by name mount Sagarmatha. Some natives claim the creature they call the Yeti or bad Snowman, who live near Mount Everest.

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