Mount Everest is the Earth's highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 metres above sea level and the 5th tallest mountain measured from the centre of the Earth. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. The international border between China and Nepal runs across the precise summit point. Its massif includes neighboring peaks Lhotse, 8,516\u00A0m; Nuptse, 7,855\u00A0m and Changtse, 7,580\u00A0m . In 1856, the Great Trigonometric Survey of British India established the first published height of Everest, then known as Peak XV, at 29,002\u00A0ft . In 1865, Everest was given its official English name by the Royal Geographical Society upon a recommendation by Andrew Waugh, the British . Waugh named the mountain after his predecessor in the post, Sir George Everest. Although Tibetans had called Everest \Chomolungma\ for centuries, Waugh was unaware of this because Nepal and Tibet were closed to foreigners. Mount Everest attracts many highly experienced mountaineers as well as capable climbers willing to hire professional guides. While not posing substantial technical climbing challenges on the standard route, Everest presents dangers such as altitude sickness, weather and wind.
Everest Base Camp
There are two base camps, one on each of opposite sides of Mount Everest. South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 metres (17,598 ft), and North Base Camp is in Tibet, China at 5,150 metres (16,900 ft) . These camps are rudimentary campsites on Mount Everest that are used by mountain climbers during their ascent and descent. South Base Camp is used when climbing via the southeast ridge, while North Base Camp is used when climbing via the northeast ridge.
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1924 British Mount Everest Expedition
The 1924 British Mount Everest Expedition was—after the 1922 British Mount Everest Expedition—the second expedition with the goal of achieving the first ascent of Mount Everest. After two summit attempts in which Edward Norton set a world altitude record, the mountaineers George Mallory and Andrew "Sandy" Irvine disappeared on the third attempt.
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1922 British Mount Everest Expedition
The 1922 British Mount Everest Expedition was the first mountaineering expedition with the express aim of making the first ascent of Mount Everest. This was also the first expedition that attempted to climb Everest using bottled oxygen. The expedition would attempt to climb Everest from the northern side out of Tibet. At the time, Everest could not be attempted from the south out of Nepal as the country was closed to Western foreigners.
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Jordan Romero (born July 12, 1996) is an American mountain climber who, on May 22, 2010, became the youngest person to climb Mount Everest. He was 13 years 10 months 10 days old when he reached the summit. Romero was accompanied by his father Paul Romero, his step-mom Karen Lundgren, and three Sherpas, Ang Pasang Sherpa, Lama Dawa Sherpa, and Lama Karma Sherpa.
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Mount Everest Committee
The Mount Everest Committee was a body formed by the Alpine Club and the Royal Geographical Society to co-ordinate and finance the 1921 British Reconnaissance Expedition to Mount Everest and all subsequent British expeditions to climb the mountain until 1947. It was then renamed the Joint Himalayan Committee; this latter committee organized and financed the successful first ascent of Mount Everest in 1953.
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The Kangshung Face is the East Face of Mount Everest, one of the Tibetan sides of the mountain. It is 3,350 metres (11,000 ft) from its base on the Kangshung Glacier to the summit. It is a broad face, topped on the right (when seen from below) by the upper Northeast Ridge, and on the left by the Southeast Ridge and the South Col. Most of the upper part of the face is composed of hanging glaciers, while the lower part consists of steep rock buttresses with couloirs between them.
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1952 Swiss Mount Everest Expedition
Led by Edouard Wyss-Dunant, the 1952 Swiss Mount Everest Expedition saw Raymond Lambert and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay reach a height of about 8,595 metres (28,199 ft) on the southeast ridge, setting a new climbing altitude record, opening up a new route to Mount Everest and paving the way for further successes by other expeditions.
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2008 Summer Olympics summit of Mt. Everest
The 2008 Summer Olympics summit of Mt. Everest was the special route of the torch relay as part of the 2008 Summer Olympics taking place in Mount Everest. Torchbearers reached Mt. Everest at 9.20 in the morning (local time) on May 8, in parallel with the Shenzhen route. Another name for the climb is the Beijing Olympics Torch Relay Qomolangma Leg.
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Wings Over Everest
Wings Over Everest is a 1934 short documentary film directed by Geoffrey Barkas and Ivor Montagu. It won an Academy Award in 1936 for Best Short Subject (Novelty).
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Mount Everest webcam
The Mount Everest webcam is a camera located on Kala Patthar, a mountain in the Nepalese Himalaya, at an altitude of 5,675 metres (18,619 ft). The webcam captures video footage of the summit of Mount Everest and is the highest webcam in the world. It was installed by Italian scientists as part of the Everest Share 2011 research project by the Nepalese Ev-K2-CNR team, which is intended to gather information regarding climate change by working together with the Everest weather station.
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First Philippine Mount Everest Expedition
The First Philippine Mount Everest Expedition was the quest for the first Filipino to climb the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest and to put the Philippine flag on top of the mountain. The ascent was celebrated in the Philippines and according to then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: “ The conquest of the world’s highest peak is a mark of Filipino excellence, perseverance and courage in braving the hard trek of nation-building. ”
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1974 French Mount Everest Expedition
On 9 September 1974, the West Ridge Direct on Mount Everest was attempted by a French expedition. It resulted in the deaths of all six climbers in an avalanche on the way to the summit. These deaths took the total number of fatalities on the mountain to 36. The team consisted of: Gerard Devouassoux Lhakpa Sanu Wongal (Sherpa) Pemba Dorje (Sherpa) Nawang Lutuk (Sherpa) Nima Wangchu (Sherpa)
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1970 Mount Everest disaster
The 1970 Mount Everest disaster refers to deaths of six Nepalese Sherpas in an ice-fall avalanche on Mount Everest on 5 April 1970. Their names were Mima Norbu, Nima Dorje, Tshering Tarkey, Pasang, Kunga Norbu, and Kami Tshering.
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Mount Everest Boarding School
Mount Everest Boarding School is one of the oldest private schools in Pokhara.
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