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August 31, 2011 2 comments

Mount Everest – Highest Mountain in the world

Age of Everest: Everest was formed about 60 million years ago

Elevation: 29,035 ft (8850m)

Name in Nepal: Sagarmatha (means: goddess of the sky)

In Tibet: Chomolungma: (means: mother goddess of the universe)

Named after: Sir George Everest in 1865 ,the British surveyor-general of India. Once known as Peak 15

Everest Name: Sir George Everest was the first person to record the height and location of Mt. Everest, this is where Mt.”Everest” got its name from(In american language)

Location: Latitude 27° 59′ N…..Longitude 86° 56′ E It’s summit ridge separates Nepal and Tibet

First Ascent: May 29,1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary, NZ and Tenzing Norgay, NP, via the South Col Route

First Ascent by a Woman: May 16,1975, Junko Tabei, JAP, via the South-Col

 

Source: http://www.mnteverest.net/history.html