Facts on Everest

Facts on Everest

Cheyenne Garner, Reporter

Mount Everest is one of the tallest mountains, standing at 29,029 ft. tall. This tall mountain is located in Nepal which is located in China. It is known for being the most deadliest mountain as the death toll stands at 280. Most of the deaths are caused by a lack of oxygen and eventually result in death. Ever since Mount Everest has been opened for climbing around 5000 people have since then climbed Mount Everest.

 The youngest person to climb the mountain was a 13-year-old boy named Jordan Romero. The oldest person to climb the mountain was a 70-year-old man named Yuichiro Miura. The person who has climbed it the most is Kami Rita who is a  Sherpa. He has climbed the mountain 24 times. The first female who has climbed Mount Everest was Junko Tabei; he has climbed the mountain 24 times. 

This mountain is not cheap to climb either. It will cost you anywhere between $25,000 and $40,000, and that’s not including the gear you will need to climb the mountain with. This mountain is over 60 million years old, and this mountain was formed by the movement of the Indian tectonic plate pushing up and against the Asian plate. 

Every year the mountain grows a quarter of an inch. The weather on the top of the mountain is rocky, with the temperature getting down to -80 degrees celsius, and the wind can blow over 200mph. So, you need some warm clothing to be able to survive the cold temperatures on Mount Everest.