Who do not want to know the interesting facts associated with Mount Everest and the glorious Mount Everest Expedition? Location, history, climbing risk, and other interesting facts are the most intriguing things that come at first when mountaineers dare to think climbing Mount Everest. Even those trekkers who are only thinking for Everest Base Camp Trek, it is suggestive to know the basic information and facts related with Mount Everest.
Here are mentioned the 8 interesting facts about Mount Everest.
1. Tallest Mountain and the brilliance of Himalayas
Mount Everest (8,848 meters) stands on the border between Tibet and Nepal in the Himalayan Mountains in Asia. The ever enthralling peak is the tallest mountain in the world. It is also the king of the eight-thousanders in the Himalayas. Himalayas — the tallest mountain range in the world — span across six countries: China, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bhutan and Afghanistan.
2. 1953: A proud year for first summiteers of the Mighty Everest
Edmund Hillary and his Nepalese sherpa, Tenzing Norgay, were the first to reach the summit on May 29, 1953. During the historic climbing time on Everest by Tenzing and Hillary, China was closed to foreigners and Nepal allowed only one Everest expedition per year.
3. The easier route to the summit
Because the summit is directly between Tibet and Nepal, Mount Everest can be climbed either from the Tibet (the north ridge) or from the Nepal side (the southeast ridge). Starting in Nepal and climbing from the southeast ridge is generally considered the easiest and so popular.
4. Most panoramic and the most trekked Base camp
Most climbers attempt to climb Mount Everest from the southeast side, beginning around 17,700 feet at Everest Base Camp. Located in Nepal, Everest Base Camp is visited by thousands of trekkers each year.
5. Driving chill at the top, enjoy the short view
Depending on the climate condition at the top of the peak, climbers must leave almost immediately once they reach the top to escape the thin air and to reach a safe point before dark. No one gets to hang out and enjoy the view.
6. A tragedy still afresh, tribute to the departed
The deadliest season in the history of Everest attempts was in 1996 when poor weather and other factors caused the deaths of 15 climbers.
7. Apa Sherpa the mountain man: Never a dull moment
In 2012, Apa Sherpa at the age of 52 had reached the summit 21 times. Every year climbers try to create history by summitting the peak by different ways.
8. Khumbu life: The way of living in the high regions
The legendary trail to Everest Expedition and to Everest Base Camp passes through the landmark of Khumbu region that is Sherpa Culture.