Mount Everest - 20 sights that will remind you how incredible Earth is (Part 2)

Here's an unusual picture of a rock cairn - unusual in the sense that Mount Everest is in the background! Now that I think of it, MAYBE the custom of stacking rocks in this very Zen fashion originated in Nepal.

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. On 29 May 1953, they became the first climbers confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest.

Edmund Hillary: A very special hero inspired by noble courage

New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay who on 29 May became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest in the Himalayas

Mount Everest, Mahalangur, Himalayas

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Everest.  Buddhists believe a goddess lives in the mountain and she decides who summits, who doesn't, who makes it down safely, and who doesn't.  She doesn't take kindly to big egos or those who try to "conquer" her. Humble respect always.

Everest - Buddhists believe a goddess lives in the mountain and she decides who summits, who doesn't, who makes it down safely, and who doesn't. She doesn't take kindly to big egos or those who try to "conquer" her. Humble respect always.

Edmund Hillary, was a New Zealand mountaineer and explorer, a philanthropist who, with Tenzing Norgay, became the first climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest on May 29 1953.

Sir Edmund Hillary, was a New Zealand mountaineer and explorer, a philanthropist who, with Tenzing Norgay, became the first climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest on May 29

Mount Everest. Climbers sometime stumble upon men and women who are dying on the mountain but have no way of helping them so they must leave them to die. Two climbers found this woman alone dying yelling, "Please don't leave me", but were forced to continue on and let her die as they had no means to help her and staying would risk their lives. Years later, they saved up enough money to finally return and give her a proper burial.

Dead Bodies On Mount Everest

Everest has around 200 dead bodies on the mountain. It is nearly impossible for recovery of a body off the mountain. The “death zone” is feet. The bodies are left the same as how they died and have even become landmarks for other travelers.

Rolex watches accompanied Swiss mountaineers to Mount Everest in 2002 to mark the 50th anniversary of their compatriots’ expedition in 1952. #RolexOfficial

Rolex watches accompanied Swiss mountaineers to Mount Everest in 2002 to mark the anniversary of their compatriots’ expedition in

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Educational infographic & Data The allure of climbing Mount Everest. Image Description The allure of climbing Mount Everest.

We love to quote that when asked why George Mallory wanted to climb Everest he said "because it's there." I prefer his real response to that question.

We love to quote that when asked why George Mallory wanted to climb Everest he said "because it's there." I prefer his real response to that question.

The quote usually given is that, when asked why he wanted to climb Everest, George Mallory replied, "Because it's there." This credo is so much more impressive.

Crossing a crevasse in the Khumbu Icefall, 5,486 metres (17,999 ft) on the Nepali slopes of Mount Everest not far above Base Camp and southwest of the summit. The icefall is regarded as one of the most dangerous stages of the South Col route to Everest's summit.

Giving Everest the Bird

Crossing a crevasse in the Khumbu Icefall, metres ft) on the Nepali slopes of Mount Everest not far above Base Camp and southwest of the summit. The icefall is regarded as one of the most dangerous stages of the South Col route to Everest's summit.

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Sir Edmond Hilary. 1st man to climb Mount Everest. Google Image Result for http://www.achievement.org/achievers/hil0/photos/hil0-042a.gif

Sir Edmund Hillary - first man to reach the summit of Everest. On 29 May Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest.

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