Mount Everest

shared by China and Tibet


Mount Everest
is special

Mount Everest - whose summit is crossed by the border between Nepal and Tibet, China - is the world's tallest mountain.


Climbing Mount Everest
is not cheap

Commercial expeditions can cost climbers $60,000 to $75,00 each.


Hefty death toll

More than 200 climbers have died. A few of them scaled the Mount Everest peak but met their demise during the descent.


Climbers face many deadly dangers on Mount Everest, including:


Slippery ice

Collapsing crevasses

Sudden storms

Strong winds

Subzero temperatures

Oxygen deprivation

Then why do people
climb Mount Everest?

Certainly, challenge and prestige are two answers. Another is "Because it is there", as famed mountaineer George Mallory stated.

Among the successful

First ascent

In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first humans to scale Mount Everest. Some say two climbers accomplished this feat in 1924, but the evidence is weak.

Since 1953

More than 2,000 people have successfully reached the summit.

These accomplishments
 may surprise you

A blind person, a double-leg amputee, a 15-year- old, and a 70-year-old have successfully made it to the top. And other adventurers have skied, snowboarded and hang glided down the mountain.

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