Mount Everest, China/Nepal

Prominence: 8848 m, 29029 ft

Elevation: 8848 meters, 29,029 feet

Approx. Isolation: 40030.22 km, 24873.62 mi
Alternate Name(s)Chomolungma; सगरमाथा; ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ; 珠穆朗玛峰; Qomolangma; Zhumulangma; Sagarmatha
SubpeaksMount Everest-South Summit (8749 m/28,704 ft)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)27° 59' 18'' N; 86° 55' 31'' E
27.988257, 86.925145 (Dec Deg)
492639E 3095904N Zone 45 (UTM)
CountryChina (Highest Point)
Nepal (Highest Point)
State/ProvinceTibet (Highest Point)
Sagamāthā (Highest Point)

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Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Voices from the Mountains (Venables)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1990-04-23 by David J. Rhude
     1990-05-14 by David J. Rhude (Unsuccessful)
     1996-05 by Bo Belvedere Christensen (Unsuccessful)
     1999-05-17 by Jake Norton (Unsuccessful)
     2000-05 by Bo Belvedere Christensen (Unsuccessful)
     2001-04-26 by Jake Norton (Unsuccessful)
     2002-05-18 by Jake Norton
     2003-05-30 by Jake Norton
     2004-05-20 by Jake Norton
     2009-05-19 by Jake Norton

View ascents of peak by registered members (44 total)

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The summit of Mt. Everest is the highest elevation above sea level on planet Earth, and its name has entered the language as a metaphor for the ultimate of anything.

Mt. Everest is not particularly steep or jagged. Instead, it is a simply massive three-sided pyramid of incredible bulk, mostly dark-colored rock. Three ridges (North, West, and Southeast) and three faces (Rongpu, Kangshung, and Southwest) form the basic outline of the mountain, making it topographically very simple in comparison to other major peaks. The Southeast Ridge, route of the first ascent, is the only ridge leading to a substantial buttressing peak, Lhotse (27,890/8501m), the fourth highest peak in the world.

Altitude and weather are the main obstacles to summiting Everest. The mountaineering challenges are among the most famous in the world: the Hillary step on the southeast ridge, the first and second steps on the north ridge, the icy Hornbein colouir near the West Ridge, and the rotten Yellow Band of rock that cuts across the entire mountain.

Hundreds of climbers attempt the summit, most in May, when the weather is most favorable. Guide services will get you into position for a summit attempt for up to $70,000.

Snow clouds formed by intense wind are common sights on the massive rocky pyramid of Mount Everest.
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Prominence  Clean Prominence: 8848 m/29,029 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 8848 m/29,029 ft
  Key Col: Ocean    0 m/0 ft
RangesContinent: Asia (Highest Point)
Range2: Himalaya (Highest Point)
Range3: Central Nepal Himalaya (Highest Point)
Range4: Khumbu (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsGanges (HP)
Bay of Bengal (HP)
Indian Ocean (HP)
OwnershipLand: Qomolangma
First AscentMay 29, 1953
Edmund Hillary
Tenzing Norgay
Route #1 Rock and Glacier Climb: Southeast Ridge
Trailhead: Lukla Airport (Airplane Flight) 2866 m/9403 ft
Vertical Gain: 5982 m/19,626 ft
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