Named after Sir George Everest (a British examiner-general of India)
Elevation 8850 m
Age of Mt Everest Mt Everest was formed about 60 Million years ago.
Location 27 degrees North and 86 degrees East. Its peak separates Nepal and Tibet
First Ascent Sir Edmund Hillary (29 May 1953 )
Youngest person to climb Mt Everest Temba Tsheri on the 22nd May 2001. She was 15
Oldest person to climb Mt Everest Sherman Bull on the 25th May 2001. He was 64
Fastest climb (north side) Hans Kammerlander 24th may 1996 16 hours 45 minutes
Fastest climb (south side) Babu Chhiri Sherpa 21st May 2000 16 hours 56 minutes
First climb by a woman Junko Tabei 16th may 1975
Most dangerous area on the mountain Khumbu Ice Falls 19 deaths
First ski decent Davo Karnicar - 7th October 2000
Longest stay on the summit Babu Chiri Sherpa - 21.5 hours
Mt Everest is the highest mountain on earth. It is 8848 m high (29029 ft)
(To measure this we measure how high above sea level it is)
The mountain itself is part of the Himalayas range (in Asia) and is located on the border between Nepal and Tibet. (Its peak though is in Nepal)
Mt Everest was known as Peak 15 (Peak XV) but in 1865 it was given the name of Mt Everest by the Royal Geographical Society. At that time the researchers where not able to find a proper name for Mt Everest amid the people of Nepal and Tibet. The highest mountains in the world are evidently going to magnetize climbers of all different levels. You will have from the experienced mountaineers to the beginner climbers. Those beginner climbers are the ones willing to pay a sum of money to the experts to conduct them on a successful climb through a standard route.
HARBOUR IN RIO DE JANEIRO
On the east coast of Brazil, the city of Rio de Janeiro hugs the steep hillsides that meet the outstanding Guanabara Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Portuguese explorers are assumed to have been the first Europeans to see the bay in 1502 the area was then occupied by Tupi Indians. Thinking they had reached the mouth of some immense river, the navigators called the bay "Rio de Janeiro “River of January” in acknowledgment of the month they arrived. It's hard to picture what they must have thought, gazing to coast past 1,325-foot (404-meter) Sugar Loaf Mountain which juts into the bay. Other mountains loom at the north and west. True European settlement didn't take place on the bay until more than 60 years later, when the Portuguese -- who had claimed the entire region as a colony in 1494 -- built a fort to keep French traders away from their holdings. Today, Rio's harbour and beaches are crowded and, in some instances, polluted, but the natural beauty of Brazil's mountains by the bay is unquestionable. Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city of Brazil and South America, behind São Paulo, and the third largest metropolitan area in South America, behind São Paulo and Buenos Aires. It is the state capital of Rio de Janeiro. The city was the capital of Brazil for nearly two centuries, from 1763 to 1822 during the Portuguese colonial era, and from 1822 to 1960 as an independent nation. It is also the former capital of the Portuguese Empire (1808 - 1821). Commonly known as just Rio, the city is also nicknamed A Cidade Maravilhosa, or "The Marvelous City". Rio de Janeiro is famous for its natural settings, its Carnival celebrations, samba and other music, and hotel-lined tourist beaches, such as Copacabana and Ipanema. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Jesus, known as Christ the Redeemer ('Cristo Redentor') atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a giant permanent parade stand used during Carnival and Maracanã stadium, one of the world's largest football stadiums.