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  • Mountains

    Mount Everest

    One of the highest mountains ever to be climbed is the famous Mount Everest, which can be located in Asia between the border of Tibet and Nepal. Mount Everest is essentially part of the Himalaya range of mountains, but has been greatly publicized due to its immense height that has been recorded at 29,028 feet or 8,848 meters high.

  • Mountains

    Climbers

    Over the years many people have taken up the challenge of scaling the world’s greatest mountains but few have received the level of recognition enjoyed by those who have been the first to conquer some of Nepal’s greatest mountains. Some of these climbers in Nepal have attempted to conquer Mount Everest – the biggest and most challenging of them all. Others have attempted to conquer other ...

  • Expeditions

    Hillary and Norgay

    Everest, formidable and majestic as it towers above its surrounding companions, forever posing the greatest challenge to man in the world of mountain climbing. For two men however, the challenge put them forever into the history books as the first climbers to ascend Mount Everest successfully by means of the Southern-East Ridge Route.

  • Mount Everest

    South Col Route

    The South Col route is one to be taken very seriously as unlike most of the routes its fatality rate is far greater with a current total sitting at 17. This extraordinary amount can be greatly contributed to the geology of this specific route as well as other features such as rock fall, exposure, avalanches and icefall. Some of the worst years to take place during an ascent of Mount Everest ...

  • Sherpas

    Tenzing Norgay

    Tenzing Norgay was an absolutely amazing historical figure. He was a man who was completely dedicated and committed to reaching his ultimate dream. His life has been an incredibly journey that will only be briefly touched on in this short article.