Conquering Mount Everest

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Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain above sea level at 8,848 meters (29,029 ft), is located in Himalayas on the Nepal and China border. It is always a challenge for any experienced mountaineer or novice climber due to its severe temperature conditions and its height. This thrilling destination actually attracts a numerous number of visitors though some of them lost their lives here. These amazing facts below will provide you a glimpse about the Everest.

 

Mount Everest is famous for its naturally extreme climate. The average temperature of the coldest month is about -36°C (about -33°F) and can drop as low as -60°C (-76°F) while the temperature of the warmest month, July, is -19°C (-2°F).

An image of the Mount Everest

In winter and spring, the prevailing westerly wind blows against the peak and around the summit

Unexpected storms can even make snow drop up to 3m (10 ft) on unsuspecting climbers and mountain hikers

Mount Everest, a pyramid-shaped horn, is covered with huge glaciers into three massive faces and three major ridges. Its main glaciers include Khumbu in the southwest, West Rongbuk in the northwest, Rongbuk in the north, East Rongbuk glacier in the northeast and Kangshung in the east.

These glaciers descend from the main peak and its nearby satellite peaks

Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norway became the first to reach the Mount Everest’s submit on 29th May, 1953. Their success was later best-known all over the world.

Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norway

Visitors can climb Mount Everest with two important routes, one route is from the southeast ridge from Nepal, which seems to be easier and the rest is the northeast ridge from Tibet.

Besides, there are some other routes that are rarely used

Mount Everest is home to black jumping spiders, which hide in crevices and feed on frozen insects. Their food depends largely on what is blown by the wind into the specific area.

Black jumping spiders are among rare animal species living on Mount Everest

 

 

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