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|Subject: Mount Everest, Highest Mountain in the World 13/11/2010, 9:06 pm|| |
Mount Everest is said to be the tallest mountain on Earth. Itliterally means the top or the head of the sky. Mount Everest touchesthe borders of China, Tibet, and Nepal and is a part of the HimalayanRange… Its total height above sea level is 29,029 ft. During 1856, thename of Mount Everest was Peak XV. Its official name was given by theGeographical Society.Despite the fact it is the highest peak in the world, hikers fromall over the world come and climb this mountain despite alldifficulties. A whole team of climbers can help both armature andnovice climbers climb the peak. If one follows the standard route toclimb, it is quite safe to climb the mountains. However, the problem inthe Himalayas are faced with bad weather, fast wind and low breathingthat can happen due to high altitude.Climbers must pay heavy amount of money to climb the mountain, whichacts as a continuous source of income to Nepal. However, an equalamount has to be raised to get license and permit of $25,000 to climbthe Mount Everest. Till 2007, 210 people have lost their lives whileclimbing Mount Everest due to high storm.There are two main routes for climbing Mt. Everest. One is from theSoutheast of Nepal and the other is from the North of Tibet. The mostpreferred route out of the two is the Southeast that starts from Nepal.The best time to start climbing is during May, before the summermonsoon, as the direction of the wind is quite favorable during thattime.