How Much Do You Know About Everest?
Which two countries own Mount Everest?
- Mount Everest runs through the border between Nepal and Tibet (which is under China's rule). China owns the north side of the mountain and Nepal the south.
In 2020, how high was Mount Everest measured to be?
- Though it is still growing, Mount Everest's last measurement came in at 29,031.69 feet, which is over 8,000 meters!
How much does Mount Everest rise every century?
- Believe it or not, Mount Everest is still growing! Each century, it is thought to grow at least 16 inches.
How old is Mount Everest?
- Though rocks discovered near the base are thought to be 450 million years old, scientists believe the mountain itself is about 60 million years old.
What animal lives at the top of the summit?
- There are no living species on top of Mount Everest due to the extreme weather conditions and lack of oxygen. However, yak, tahr, and snow leopards can be found below 6,000 meters.
How many people have died trying to climb Mt. Everest?
- At least 300 people have died trying to climb Mt. Everest. It's a dangerous journey that can be hindered by avalanches, injuries, and hypothermia.
What time do climbers need to reach the summit by?
- Climbers are advised to reach the summit (above the 8,000 meter mark) no later than 2:00 PM or they otherwise risk running into the "death zone." After 2:00, conditions on the summit because much more severe.
How many times has Everest been summited?
- Mount Everest has been summitted over 9,000 times by about 5,000 people since the first successful summit in 1953. Some people have completed the journey more than once.
What is the most number of times someone has climbed Mount Everest?
- In 2019, Kami Rita Sherpa climbed Mount Everest successfully for the 24th time. He has also conquered other impressive peaks, such as Cho-Oyu, Manaslu, Annapurna, and Lhotse.
How old was the youngest climber to reach the summit?
- The youngest climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest, Jordan Romero, was just 13 years old!