Mount Everest height is 8.848 km (5.497892 mi).
Meters: 8848 m
Feet: 29028.87 ft
Inches: 348346.5 in
Kilometers: 8.848 km
Miles: 5.497892 mi
About Mount Everest
Mount Everest, is a popular mountain around the world, that attract many tourist and visitors. It is officially recognized as the highest elevation and mountain on earth. It is so tall, and the air so thin, that altitude sickness is a normal thing when climbing the mountain. The first successful attempt to scale the mountain was in 1924, although it sparked many controversies. As such, the first person to climb the mountain remains a mystery, but it is mostly ascribed to Edmund Hillary, a New Zealand mountaineer and Tenzing Norgay a Nepal mountaineer. The average cost of participating in a Mount Everest climbing expedition is $9,000 USD. Mount Everest is located in the Himalayas, particularly in the Mahalangur Himal region of the Himalayas. It serves as a natural border between China (Tibet) and Nepal.
Due to the fact that Mount Everest is so tall, it has been known to take the lives of many mountaineer daredevils. In 1977, nobody died from the mountain, a few people climbed the mountain in 1977. The cause of death has mostly been from falling, frostbite, altitude sickness, or even avalanches. As the mountain is higher than 8000 meters above sea level, it is classified as a summit in the death zone. Till date, about 297 people have died while trying to climb the mountain A popular case was in 2015, when the Nepal earthquake, triggered an avalanche on the mountain that killed 15 climbers.
Asides Mount Everest height of 8.848 km (5.497892 mi), below are some facts about it:
- The official height of 8848 meters was put in place by China and Nepal in 1955.
- It has claimed the lives of almost 300 people.
- The top of its summit is in the death zone (ie above 8000 meters).
- The average temperature at the summit is −17 °C (1 °F).
- Winds at the top of the mountain reach 280 km/h (175 mph), and sometimes blows climbers off the mountain.
- Winter ascents of the mountain are the most dangerous.
- The cost of climbing the mountain is on average, $8,000 USD.
- There are two routes when climbing Mount Everest. The first is North ridge from Tibet and the second is the South-east ridge from Nepal.
- Moss grows on the mountain at heights of 6,640 meters.
- A man with no arms was assisted to the top of the mountain.
- In 1988, Jean-Marc Boivin became the first person to descend the mountain with a glider.
- Sherpas guide conducted climbing tours commercially for their clients called Sherpas. In 2014, 16 Sherpas died in Nepal due to the massive Nepal earthquake.
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