Mount Everest facts – Fascinating Facts about Mount Everest

Fun Facts About Mount Everest

Everest is known as Chololungma in Tibet. It means mother goddess of the universe.

Jordon Romero, an American is the youngest person to summit Everest on May 23, 2010 at the age of 13. Miuru Yiuchiro, a Japanese is the oldest person to summit Everest on May 23, 2013 at the age of 80.

Junko Tabei, a Japanese is the first woman to summit Everest in 1975.

Everest is known as Sagarmatha in Nepal. It means goddess of the sky.

Sir George Everest first introduced Mount Everest to the western world in 1841.

Around 282 people where 168 westerners and 113 Sherpa’s have died on Everest from 1924 to August 2015.

Apa Sherpa and Phrba Tashi, have climbed Mount Everest 21 times. Mount Everest grows by about 0.16 inches or 4 mm every year.

The boiling point of water at the top of Mount Everest is 71 degrees Celsius or 160 degree Fahrenheit.

Mount Everest is not the tallest mountain from base to peak, Mouna Kea, Hawaii is the tallest.

At least one person died on Mount Everest every year since 1969, except in 1977.