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  • Culture

    Famous people

    Nepal is the birthplace of many notable individuals who have contributed or had an influence on either their country or on the world. Famous people from Nepal include religious icons, literary geniuses, mountaineers and political rulers. Among Nepal's most famous people are the Sherpas, collectively renowned for their great mountaineering skills. Another famous group are the Nepalese ...

  • 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.

  • Climbers

    Sir Edmund Hillary

    Have you ever admired persons for their absolute dedication and commitment in their endeavors to be the best? One outstanding individual in this regard is Sir Edmund Hillary.

  • 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.

  • Culture

    Sherpas

    Many of us tend to think of Sherpas as a group of specialized porters, but they are in reality one of the ethnic groups of peoples that can be found in the beautiful mountainous regions of Nepal. Geographically speaking Sherpas are generally found in the high, eastern regions of the Himalayas and some 3,000 Sherpas can be found in the Khumbu valley near Mount Everest. There are well over ...