We know you are now saying, "Yuk, SCIENCE!" But Mount Everest IS science.
On this beautiful piece of earth, there are very interesting 'things' going on. Take, for instance, the answer to a question, "How, exactly, are mountains formed?" If you have ever wondered about that, then you need to learn what geologists call PLATE TECTONICS. After you learn about plate tectonics, you might want to add PHYSICAL WEATHERING to your reading list. This will tell you how mountains deteriorate. How about the weather up there? Well you won't have to look any further than CLIMATE. And last, but not least, we have thrown a little chemistry in for some light reading. Just look to OXYGEN .