Mount Everest

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Mt. Everest

The first man to summit Mount Everest was Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953. Years later in 1990, his son, Peter Hillary, reached the top of the mountain as well, making the pair the first father and son to do so.

A total of 5,000 climbers have successfully reached the peak of Mount Everest. The list includes a 13-year old, a blind person, an 80-year old man and a 73-year-old woman. The world’s tallest mountain coming in at 29,029 ft (8,848 m) in height and is still growing! Everest grows about 0.1576 inches (4 mm) every year. That number was slightly changed though following the devastating earthquakes in 2014 & 2015 which shrunk the mountain by an inch (2.5 cm).

Climbing Mount Everest is not only a physical commitment but financial too. It costs around $65,000 to summit Mount Everest. If you’re not willing to shell out the cash, put in all the hours training and risk your life attempting to reach the summit, you can just look base camp up on Google Maps and get a full 360° view.

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