06 August 2011

mt everest
The tallest mountain of all, the top of the world.This means there is no other place in the world higher than this.It lies in the foothills of the Himalayas.Bordered by Tibet in the north it lies in Nepal. It reaches up to the height of 8848 meter from sea level,height: 29,028 feet, or 5 and a half miles above sea level. This is equivalent to the size of almost 20 Empire State Building .It is always covered with snow and feeds the ever flowing rivers of Nepal.It is destination many of the climbers and scenery lovers. The first human step in this height of 8848 meter of Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953.It has also been discovered that the Himalayan Mountains are still growing higher, at a rate of about 2.4 in/6.1cm per year. A growth rate of 2.4 in/6.1cm per year doesn’t sound like very much, but if you think about it. It is approximately 60 million years old.Twenty-nine degrees north and eighty-seven degrees east, mainly on Nepal, sits the tallest mountain on the face of the Earth, Mount Everest. The vast amount of snow on the mountain’s side is one of the cause dangerous of avalanches which is the most fear of the climbers. Its height, massive size makes it one of the world’s Seven Wonders.

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