Mount Everest is world-famous and it is Earth’s highest mountain above sea level. Mount Everest is 8.848 m high and it is located between Nepal and Tibet borders in Asia.
May to October is the peak tourist season on Mount Everest. There is 66% less oxygen in each breath on the summit than at sea level.
The first blind person to reach the summit was the American Erik Weihenmayer in 2001. There is a “two o’clock rule” when climbing Mount Everest because of its cold and unpredictable weather. That is, be sure to get to the summit by 2 pm or you’ll have to turn around in case of accidents.
- Normal route: southeast ridge (Nepal)
- First ascenders: Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay
- Countries: Nepal, China
- Mountain range: Himalayas, Mahalangur Himal
There have been over 4,000 successful climbers on Mount Everest in history.
About 300 people have died on the mountain and it takes 10 weeks to climb Mount Everest.