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Mount Everest Facts

General Knowledge | 7-14 yrs | Animation, Video

Where is Mount Everest?

Mount Everest is on the border between China/Tibet and Nepal in the Himalayan Mountains in Asia.

Height :

29,035 feet or 8848 meters

Age :

Over 60 million years old

Who discovered Mount Everest?

Sir George Everest discovered it in 1841. Everest was first named Peak 15. It measured at 29,002 feet in 1856.In 1865, the name ‘Everest’ was given by an international organization called Royal Geographical Society.

Youngest person :

Jordan Romero, age 13, on May 23, 2010 from U.S.A.

Oldest person :

Yuichiro Miura, 80 years old

More strange Mount Everest Facts :

  • Everest grows by about a quarter of an inch (0.25″) every year!
  • 223 people have died trying to climb Everest. Almost all are still on the mountain.
  • Even though Sir George Everest and his team discovered it, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first pair to reach the peak.

Other high mountains after Mount Everest

1. K2 (8,611 meters)
2. Kangchenjunga (8,586 meters)
3. Lhotse (8,516 meters)
4. Makalu (8,485 meters)
5. Cho Oyu (8,188 meters)

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