Amazing facts of Mount Everest

  • Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world with a height of 8,850 meters above sea level. It is located in Nepal.
  • Everest mountain is called Sagarmatha by the people of Nepal. This name was given by the Nepalese historian Baburam Acharya in the 1930s. Sagarmatha means top of heaven.
  • Everest mountain in Sanskrit has been known as Devgiri and Chomolangma in Tibet for centuries, meaning the queen of mountains.
  • The English name of Mount Everest is named after George Everest of England. He was a scientist who surveyed the high peaks of India between 1830 and 1843.
  • The best time to climb Mount Everest is considered to be between March to May. During this the snow is fresh, the rain is negligible and the weather remains lukewarm due to good sunlight.
  • So far, about 5000 people have managed to reach the summit of Mount Everest, including a 13-year-old boy, a blind man and a 73-year-old Japanese woman.
  • Climbers who climb Sagarmatha earlier had to pay a fee of $25,000 (about Rs 15.56 lakh), but in the year 2015, the Nepalese government reduced it to $ 11,000 (about Rs 6.82 lakh).
  • You will be surprised to know that after 1974, the year 2015 was the only year when no one could reach the summit of Mount Everest. The main reason for this was the terrible earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015.
  • 4 out of every 100 people who went to Mount Everest have died. There are many people who, after reaching the top of the mountain, lost their lives while descending.
  • More than 200 people have lost their lives so far due to the passion to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Their bodies are still lying on Mount Everest because it is not an easy task to bring them down from so high.
  • The dead bodies lying on Mount Everest do not end quickly due to the icy atmosphere. Many times the climbers decide to climb up or descend by stepping on these corpses.
  • Most deaths on Everest occur in the area close to the summit, which is also called the ‘Death Zone’. People often lose their lives by making mistakes while climbing.
  • People going to Mount Everest take a lot of things and food items with them, due to which a lot of garbage gets accumulated on the mountain. According to an estimate, there is 50 tons of garbage on Mount Everest, which makes it the dirtiest mountain in the world.
  • Boiling status of water is 100°C, but at the summit of Mount Everest it is reduced to just 71°C.
  • There are 18 different ways to climb Mount Everest.
  • Everest is getting higher every year at the rate of 2 centimeters.
  • In the year 2011, two Nepalese men descended from the summit of Mount Everest with the help of paragliding in just 48 minutes, while the average time to descend from the peak is 3 days.
  • Everest mountain was washed down by 2.5 cm due to the earthquake of April 2015 in Nepal.
  • The average temperature of the summit of Mount Everest in summer is -20°C in winter -35°C.
  • Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world according to the sea level, but if we talk about the height from the bottom to the summit, then Mouna Kea (Mauna Kea) mountain of the Hawaiian Islands is 1 kilometer longer than Mount Everest. About 6000 meters of Mauna Kiya mountain is in the sea and the rest is outside the sea. Its height is 4207 meters above sea level.

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