On the Edge!

Featuring “Mount Everest” the highest peak on this planet covered with blankets of snow. It is located in the Mahalangur mountain range in Nepal and Tibet. Its peak is 8,848 meters (29,029 ft.) above sea level. The international border between China and Nepal runs across Everest’s precise summit point.

Mt. Everest

Mt. Everest attracts many tourists & climbers to explore its beauty and experience the life adventures which takes them on the edge. Many people have concurred and made it to the top of the highest peak facing extreme weather conditions & life threatening situations. Nepal experiences a large number of tourists every year specifically for adventures at Mt. Everest. There are two main climbing routes, one approaching the summit from the southeast in Nepal (known as the standard route) and the other from the north in Tibet. While not posing substantial technical climbing challenges on the standard route, Everest presents dangers such as altitude sickness, weather, wind as well as significant objective hazards from avalanches and the Khumbu Icefall. As of 2016, there are well over 200 corpses still on the mountain, with some of them even serving as landmarks. The first recorded efforts to reach Everest’s summit were made by British mountaineers. With Nepal not allowing foreigners into the country at the time, the British made several attempts on the north ridge route from the Tibetan side. After the first reconnaissance expedition by the British in 1921, reached 7,000 m (22,970 ft.) on the North Col, the 1922 expedition pushed the North ridge route up to 8,320 m (27,300 ft.) marking the first time a human had climbed above 8,000 m (26,247 ft.)

1st Individuals who climbed Mt. Everest:

  • 1st Male climber: Edmund Hillary – 1953
  • 1st Female climber: Junko Tabei – 1975

Mount Everest is undoubtedly an amazing place to explore on this planet. Peaks in the Himalayan range such as K2 & Nanga Parbat which are located in the inner boundaries of Pakistan are also places concurred by many adventurers.