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Mount Everest

Father of the mountain,Mount Everest,Nepali and Sanskrit Sagarmatha, Chinese (Pinyin) Zhumulangma Feng andTibetan Chomolungma.

mountain on the crest of the Great Himalaya Mountains of southern Asia that lies on the border between Asian country and also the Xizang Autonomous Region of China, an elevation of twenty nine,035 feet (8,850 metres), Mount Everest is that the highest mountain within the world, the highest point on Earth.

The Sanskrit name of Sagarmatha “Peak of Heaven.” In 1865 the mountain—previously referred to as Peak XV—was renamed for Sir George Mt. Everest.

Geology and relief

Mount Everest and its close peaks ar half of an oversized mountain formation that forms a center of attention, or knot, of this tectonic action in the Great Himalaya Mountains. Information from international positioning instruments in place on Mt. Everest since the late Nineties indicates that the mountain continues to maneuver many inches to the northeast and rise a fraction of an in. every year. The mountain can be seen behind from its northeastern facet . Surround Everest’s base to the west and south.

The North Face rises above Xizang and is delimited by the North Ridge (which meets the Northeast Ridge) and also the West Ridge; key options of this facet of the mountain embody the good and Hornbein couloirs (steep gullies) and the North gap at the beginning of the North Ridge. The Southwest Face rises above Asian country and is delimited by the West Ridge and also the Southeast Ridge; notable options on this facet embody the South gap (at the beginning of the Southeast Ridge) and the Khumbu ice, jumble of large blocks of ice challenge for climbers.

The summit of Everest itself is coated by rock-hard snow head by a layer of softer snow the snow level is highest in September, after the monsoon, and lowest in May once having been depleted by the robust northwesterly winter winds. The summit and upper slopes sit thus high in the Earth’s atmosphere that the quantity of breathable element there's common fraction what it's confounded level.

History

Everest is referred to as Chomolungma in Xizang. It means mother divinity of the universe

Everest is referred to as Sagarmatha in Asian country. It means divinity of the sky

It was first known for the western world by a British survey team lead by Sir Saint George Mt. Everest in 1841

Everest was initial named Peak fifteen and measured at twenty nine,002 feet in 1856

In 1865, it was named mountain peak, after Sir Saint George Mt. Everest

In 1955, the height was adjusted to 29,028 feet and is still employed by Nepal


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