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EVEREST
FACTS(C) X! Travel Club
1. In which country is the
Mount Everest?
• India
• Tibet
• Nepal
• China
(C) X! Travel Club
Answer:
• The international border
between Tibet Autonomous
Region, China and Nepal runs
across the precise summit
point.
...
2. What is the height of the
Mount Everest?
(C) X! Travel Club
Answer
• Everest is 29,035 feet or 8848
meters high
(C) X! Travel Club
Everest Facts: Geography
• Everest is 29,035 feet
or 8848 meters high
• The summit is the
border of Nepal to the
south and...
Everest Facts: Weather
• The Jet Stream sits on top of
Everest almost all year long
• The wind can blow over 200 mph
• The...
3. Who is Mount Everest named
after? What was it called earlier?
(C) X! Travel Club
Answer:
• It was named Mount Everest, after
Sir George Everest.
• He was Welsh surveyor, geographer
and Surveyor-General o...
4.Who were the first to summit
the Mount Everest?
(C) X! Travel Club
Everest Facts: Summits
• The first attempt was in 1921 by a British expedition from the north (Tibet) side
• The first sum...
6.Approximately how many days
does it take to climb the Everest?
(C) X! Travel Club
Everest Facts:
Climbing
• It takes 2 months to
climb Mt. Everest in
order for the body to
adjust to the high
altitude
• Th...
7. Name the people who assist
the mountaineers with the
climbing, camping and cooking?
(C) X! Travel Club
Everest Facts: Sherpas
• Sherpa is the name of a people. They mostly live in western Nepal.
They migrated from Tibet over ...
8. What is the cost charged by
the tour operators to summit
Mt.Everest?
(C) X! Travel Club
Everest Facts: Trivia
• Its costs nearly $ 70,000
per person to climb it.
(C) X! Travel Club
Source: http://www.alanarnett...
9.Approximately how many
calories does one burn in a
Mt.Everest climbing expedition?
(C) X! Travel Club
Everest Facts: Trivia
• Climbers burn over
10,000 calories each
day, double that on the
summit climb
• Climbers will lose ...
10. What is the minimum age
to climb the Mt. Everest?
(C) X! Travel Club
Everest Facts: Trivia
• You have to be at least 16
to climb Everest from the
south side and 18 from the
north
(C) X! Trave...
• “Because it's there", which has been
called "the most famous three words
in mountaineering". Who said it?
(C) X! Travel ...
Answer
• It is attributed to John Mallory, a
mountaineer who took part in
the first three British expeditions
to Mount Eve...
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  1. 1. EVEREST FACTS(C) X! Travel Club
  2. 2. 1. In which country is the Mount Everest? • India • Tibet • Nepal • China (C) X! Travel Club
  3. 3. Answer: • The international border between Tibet Autonomous Region, China and Nepal runs across the precise summit point. (C) X! Travel Club
  4. 4. 2. What is the height of the Mount Everest? (C) X! Travel Club
  5. 5. Answer • Everest is 29,035 feet or 8848 meters high (C) X! Travel Club
  6. 6. Everest Facts: Geography • Everest is 29,035 feet or 8848 meters high • The summit is the border of Nepal to the south and China or Tibet on the north • It is over 60 million years old • Everest grows by about a quarter of an inch (0.25") every year • It consist of different types of shale, limestone and marble • The rocky summit is covered with deep snow all year long (C) X! Travel Club Source: http://www.alanarnette.com
  7. 7. Everest Facts: Weather • The Jet Stream sits on top of Everest almost all year long • The wind can blow over 200 mph • The temperature can be -80F (C) X! Travel Club
  8. 8. 3. Who is Mount Everest named after? What was it called earlier? (C) X! Travel Club
  9. 9. Answer: • It was named Mount Everest, after Sir George Everest. • He was Welsh surveyor, geographer and Surveyor-General of India from 1830 to 1843. • In 1865, Mount Everest was named in his honour despite his objections by the Royal Geographical Society. (C) X! Travel Club Source: http://www.alanarnette.com • He owned a house in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India for some years. • Although almost derelict, it still has a roof and there are plans to make it into a museum at some time. Everest was first named Peak 15 and measured at 29,002 feet in 1856. Although Tibetans had called Everest "Chomolungma" for centuries, Waugh was unaware of this because Nepal and Tibet were closed to foreigners.
  10. 10. 4.Who were the first to summit the Mount Everest? (C) X! Travel Club
  11. 11. Everest Facts: Summits • The first attempt was in 1921 by a British expedition from the north (Tibet) side • The first summit was on May 29, 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa from Nepal. They climbed from the south side. • The first climber to summit Everest without bottled oxygen was Italian Reinhold Messner in 1980 • The first woman to summit Everest was Junko Tabei of Japan in 1975 • The oldest person to summit was Nepalese Min Bahadur Sherchan, age 76 on May 26, 2008 • The oldest woman to summit was JapaneseTamae Watanabe, age 73, in 2012 from the north • The youngest person to summit was American Jordan Romero, age 13, on May 23, 2010 from the north side • Apa Sherpa holds the record for most summits with 21, the most recent one in 2011 • First man from Hyderabad: Sekhar. • About 3,425 climbers have summited Everest once and another 2,220 have summited multiple times totaling 5,652 summits of Everest as of June 2011 • 223 people have died trying to climb Everest. Almost all are still on the mountain. (C) X! Travel Club Source: http://www.alanarnette.com
  12. 12. 6.Approximately how many days does it take to climb the Everest? (C) X! Travel Club
  13. 13. Everest Facts: Climbing • It takes 2 months to climb Mt. Everest in order for the body to adjust to the high altitude • There are 18 different climbing routes on Everest • There is 66% less oxygen in each breath on the summit of Everest than at sea level • Most climbers eat a lot of rice and noodles for food (C) X! Travel Club Source: http://www.alanarnette.com
  14. 14. 7. Name the people who assist the mountaineers with the climbing, camping and cooking? (C) X! Travel Club
  15. 15. Everest Facts: Sherpas • Sherpa is the name of a people. They mostly live in western Nepal. They migrated from Tibet over the last several hundred years • Sherpa is also used as a last name • Usually their first name is the day of the week they were born. • Nyima – Sunday; Dawa – Monday; Mingma – Tuesday; Lhakpa – Wednesday; Phurba – Thursday; Pasang – Friday; Pemba - Saturday • Sherpas help climbers by carrying tents and cooking food to the high camps • Sherpas climb Everest as a job to support their families • Sherpas can get sick from the altitude like anyone (C) X! Travel Club Source: http://www.alanarnette.com
  16. 16. 8. What is the cost charged by the tour operators to summit Mt.Everest? (C) X! Travel Club
  17. 17. Everest Facts: Trivia • Its costs nearly $ 70,000 per person to climb it. (C) X! Travel Club Source: http://www.alanarnette.com
  18. 18. 9.Approximately how many calories does one burn in a Mt.Everest climbing expedition? (C) X! Travel Club
  19. 19. Everest Facts: Trivia • Climbers burn over 10,000 calories each day, double that on the summit climb • Climbers will lose 10 to 20 lbs during the expedition (C) X! Travel Club Source: http://www.alanarnette.com
  20. 20. 10. What is the minimum age to climb the Mt. Everest? (C) X! Travel Club
  21. 21. Everest Facts: Trivia • You have to be at least 16 to climb Everest from the south side and 18 from the north (C) X! Travel Club Source: http://www.alanarnette.com
  22. 22. • “Because it's there", which has been called "the most famous three words in mountaineering". Who said it? (C) X! Travel Club The most famous mountaineering quote
  23. 23. Answer • It is attributed to John Mallory, a mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s. (C) X! Travel Club

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