Tag: Everest

Earth’s 10 Highest Mountains

All of the world’s ten highest peaks, based on height above sea level, lie in or near the Tibetan region of the Himalayas, with Everest as the tallest and most of the rest being child mountains of Everest.  The highest peaks of the Himalayan region stretch from India to the southwest of Nepal, to China to …

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K2 (Godwin Austen)

K2 (Godwin Austen, Chhogori, چھوغوری) K2, earth’s second highest peak next to Everest, stands in the same plateau as Everest, and climbers can follow the high altitude pass at Kora La to reach Everest from K2.  It is also known as the “Savage Mountain” due to its extreme difficulty to ascend. The ratio of fatalities …

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Mount Everest

Mount Everest (Sagarmatha, Chomolungma) “My mind is in a state of constant rebellion. I believe that will always be so.” -George Mallory, climber in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the 1920’s Mount Everest: one of earth’s biggest challenges as the tallest peak with icy cliffs and deep crevices to overcome, and an …

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