10 Interesting facts about Mount Everest

We have grown up learning about Mount Everest and how people have attempted to climb the highest peak of the world. Mount Everest as we all know is located between China and Tibet and its altitude is so high that it creates its own weather. There are many other interesting facts about it. Read on to know

  • There have been over 4,000 people who have tried to climb Mount Everest.
  • Due to geological uplift, Everest grows by 4mm each year.
  • More than 300 people have died trying to climb Mount Everest.
  • Dead bodies of some climbers are still somewhere on the mountain, waiting to be discovered.
  • The youngest person to climb Mount Everest was 13 years old.
  • Chomolungma, the mother of the universe, is the name given to Mt. Everest by people in Tibet.
  • COVID-19 has reached Mount Everest with a case being recorded a few days ago.
  • Mount Everest is ‘owned’ by China and Nepal.
  • The age of the mountain is more than 60 million years.
  • There are various harsh storms and weather changes that are recorded on Mount Everest.