International Everest Day 2022: Mindblowing Facts about World's Highest Peak

WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar news

THE HEIGHT OF MT EVEREST

Everest is 8848 meters tall and requires 39-40 days to climb, as per the Survey of India between 1952 and 1954.

AGE OF MT EVEREST

Everest is over 60 million years old according to Earth scientists estimate.

FASTEST RECORD TO CLIMB MT EVEREST

Lakpa Gelu Sherpa climbed the South Side of the mountain in Nepal, from Base Camp to the top of Everest in a record time of 10 hours and 56 minutes in 2003.

NOT THE TALLEST MOUNTAIN ON EARTH

In reality, Mauna Kea is 10,200 meters tall. However, the majority of Mauna Kea resides below sea level.

WHAT IS THE COST TO CLIMB MT EVEREST?

It can cost between £25,000 to £70,000 to climb Mount Everest, Rs 5,837,408.87 approx.

Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay may not be 1st to climb the Everest

As believed, climbers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine attempted to summit Mount Everest back in 1924.

Who can climb Mt Everest without Oxygen?

Sherpa, indigenous to the area have a high amount of haemoglobin which allows them to function well in the Himalayas’ low-oxygen environment.

THE 2 O'CLOCK RULE

Climbers must be sure to get to the summit by 2 pm, or else they can face extremely harsh weather which can lead to death also.

Jumping spiders- Only Animal that Survives on Mt Everest

Jumping spiders are the only animals permanently based on Mt. Everest, it makes them Earth's highest permanent residents.

Who has summited Mt Everest Maximum number of times?

Kami Rita, 52, is a Nepali Sherpa guide who, since May 2018, has held the record for most ascents to the summit of Mount Everest.

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