Mount Everest facts – Fascinating Facts about Mount Everest

Facts about Mount Everest

At 26,000ft climbers start using bottled oxygen.

The main reason for deaths while climbing Everest are avalanche, fall, exposure and altitude sickness.

Google Map’s steetview gives a 360 degree view of the Mount Everest base camp.

No one has climbed to the top of Mount Everest in 2015.

In October 1950, expeditions from the north were prohibited after Tiber was invaded by China. Nepal opened up access to south side in the same year.

There is 66% less oxygen in each breath on summit of Everest than at sea level.

The first tweet from the top of the Mount Everest was sent by Kent Cool in 2011.

A helicopter was landed on the summit for two minutes by Didier Delsalle in 2005.

All the pre World War II attempts in 1922, 1924, 1933, 1936, and 1938 were approached from the Tibetan or north side of Everest because Nepal was closed to foreigners during this time. However, the first attempt from the south o Nepalese side was made in 1953. Nepal had opened its borders in 1949.

Everest is 29,035 feet or 8,848 m high.