Mount Everest is on the border between China/Tibet and Nepal in the Himalayan Mountains in Asia.
Mount Everest is 29,035 feet or 8848 meters high and over 60 million years old.
Sir George Everest discovered it in 1841 and Everest was first named Peak 15 and measured at 29,002 feet in 1856.In 1865, the name ‘Everest’ was given by an international organization called Royal Geographical Society.
Jordan Romero (Age 13) from U.S.A. became the youngest person to climb Mount Everest.
Yuichiro Miura (Age 80) from Japan became the oldest person to climb Mount Everest.
Everest grows by about a quarter of an inch (0.25″) every year!
223 people have died trying to climb Everest. Almost all are still on the mountain.
Even though Sir George Everest and his team discovered it, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first pair to reach the peak.
Other highest mountains after Mount Everest
1. K2 (8,611 meters)
2. Kangchenjunga (8,586 meters)
3. Lhotse (8,516 meters)
4. Makalu (8,485 meters)
5. Cho Oyu (8,188 meters)
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