FAQ

As the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest is the international border between Nepal and China. Every year, lots of travelers travel to Tibet because they are attracted by the beauty of Mount Everest. This is a holy land for every climber who is fond of climbing. It is said that travelers must be regretful if they never climb the Mount Everest. There are some FAQs about Mount Everest raising by travelers.

What’s the height of Mount Everest?

There are two data about the height of Mount Everest. On the one hand, the height of Mount Everest is 29,029 feet, which is the official datum. On the other hand, the height of Mount Everest is 29,035 feet, which is measured by the National Geographic Society. Mount Everest is rising by about five mm per year because of the plate motion.

What’s the Source of the name of Mount Everest?

The first name of the mountain-“Peak XV” was given by Sir George Everest who was the first person to find it. Mt. Everest is the second name for the purpose of honoring Sir George Everest. It is called Chomolungma in Tibet, Sagarmatha in Nepal.

How about the Oxygen on Mount Everest?

The higher the mountain, the thinner the oxygen. With the increase of the high altitude of the mountain, the oxygen becomes less and less. On the peak of the mountain, the air is only about a third of the oxygen.

What is the height of the Camps?

There are five camps on Mount Everest. The height of Everest Base Camp is about 17,500 feet. The height of Camp One is about 20,000 feet. The height of Camp Two is about 21,300 feet. The height of Camp Three is about 24,000 feet. The height of Camp Four is about 26,000 feet.

How about the Temperature on Mount Everest?

It’s very cold on Everest, especially on the peak of the mountain. The summit is covered by heavy snow all year around. Because of the extreme climate, you can hardly see any living things. In summer, the temperature on the summit is about −19°C in the daytime. While in winter, the temperature on the summit is about −36°C in the daytime.

Where is Hard for Travelers to Climb?

Climbing Mount Everest is a lifetime dream for travelers who get to Tibet and Nepal. Because of the high altitude, there are lots of snows on the mountains. For most travelers, they always have difficulties in climbing the Khumbu Icefall. It is an active sea of ice, mountaineers always use aluminum garden ladders as tools.

Who was the First One to Climb on the Summit?

Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who came from Nepal with Edmund Percival Hillary who came from New Zealand succeeded in climbing on the peak of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953. They climbed from the Southeast Ridge Route.

Other Famous Climbers?

The Japanese Junko Tabei was the first woman to try this mountain from the Southeast Ridge on 16 May 1975.

The famous Appa Sherpa has arrived at the summit for eleven times.

Ang Rita Sherpa has climbed to the summit for ten times without oxygen facility, etc.