Unknown Facts about Mount Everest: Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth. The international border between Nepal and China runs behind its summit point. It is over 60 million years old.
We are going to share with you 12 Unknown Facts about Mount Everest:
- No one knows exactly how many bodies remain on Mount Everest today. There are certainly more than 200. Many bodies are remaining as a grave reminder for those who follow.
- There is only one-third of oxygen percentage near Mount Everest (when compared to the amount of oxygen at sea level). On 8 May 1978, Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler became the first men to climb Everest without the use of supplemental oxygen. This was a remarkable feat not only for the master but for much of the World up until his return.
- Everest grows 4mm higher every year due to geologic uplift.
- Mount Everest is also home to a very minute black jumping spider. These spiders hide in crevices and feed on the frozen insect. Their food depends largely upon what is blown by the wind into the specific area.
- The highest recorded wind speed on the mountain is nearly 200 miles per hour. It would be nearly impossible to remain there. But Babu Sherpa is the person who holds the record for the longest time spends on the summit in 1999.He spent 21 hours in the freezing cold on topical largest land mass on the planet.
- Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to summit Everest, on May 19, 1953.
- In Nepal the Mount Everest is called Sagarmatha, meaning ‘goddess of the sky’. No one knew that Mount Everest is the roof of the world until early in the nineteenth century.
- Over 2000 people have reached the top of the Everest.
Some records regarding age
9. The youngest person to successfully climb the mountain is 13 years old Jordan Romero of the United States. In 2010 he broke the record set by 15 years old Temba Tsheri Sherpa from Nepal. The oldest person to reach the summit was 80 years old man name, Yuichiro Miura.
10. The first women to summit Everest were Junco Tabei of Japan in 1975.
11. Sherpas help climber by carrying tents and cooking food to the High Camps. Sherpa climbs Everest as a job to support their families.
12. Climbers burn over 10,000 calories each day, double that on the summit climb.
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