Mount Everest, China/Nepal

Prominence: 8849 m, 29032 ft

Elevation: 8849 meters, 29,032 feet

Isolation: Infinite
Local or Alternate Name(s)Alternate: Chomolungma
Chinese-Simplified: 珠穆朗玛峰
Chinese-Simplified-Romanized: Zhumulangma
Nepali: सगरमाथा
Nepali-Romanized: Sagarmatha
Tibetan-Romanized: Qomolangma
SubpeaksMount Everest - South Summit (8749 m/28,704 ft)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)27° 59' 18'' N, 86° 55' 31'' E
27.988257, 86.925145 (Dec Deg)
492639 E 3095904 N, Zone 45 (UTM)
CountryChina (Highest Point)
Nepal (Highest Point)
State/ProvinceTibet (Highest Point)
Eastern Development Region (Highest Point)

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Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Voices from the Mountains (Venables)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 95
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 86)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1990-04-23 by David J. Rhude
     1990-05-14 by David J. Rhude (Unsuccessful)
     1996-05 by Bo Belvedere Christensen (Unsuccessful)
     1999-05-17 by Jake Norton (Unsuccessful)
     2000-05 by Bo Belvedere Christensen (Unsuccessful)
     2001-04-26 by Jake Norton (Unsuccessful)
     2002-05-17 by Hartmut Bielefeldt
     2002-05-18 by Jake Norton
     2003-05-30 by Jake Norton
     2004-05-20 by Jake Norton
     2009-05-19 by Jake Norton
     2010-05-23 by Paul Fejtek
     2013-05-19 by Prem Kumar Singh
     2015-03-24 by Robbie Massie (Unsuccessful)
     2016-05-23 by Craig Barlow

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The summit of Mt. Everest is the highest elevation above sea level on planet Earth, and its name has entered the language as a metaphor for the ultimate of anything.

Mt. Everest is not particularly steep or jagged. Instead, it is a simply massive three-sided pyramid of incredible bulk, mostly dark-colored rock. Three ridges (North, West, and Southeast) and three faces (Rongpu, Kangshung, and Southwest) form the basic outline of the mountain, making it topographically very simple in comparison to other major peaks. The Southeast Ridge, route of the first ascent, is the only ridge leading to a substantial buttressing peak, Lhotse (27,890/8501m), the fourth highest peak in the world.

Altitude and weather are the main obstacles to summiting Everest. The mountaineering challenges are among the most famous in the world: the Hillary step on the southeast ridge, the first and second steps on the north ridge, the icy Hornbein colouir near the West Ridge, and the rotten Yellow Band of rock that cuts across the entire mountain.

Hundreds of climbers attempt the summit, most in May, when the weather is most favorable. Guide services will get you into position for a summit attempt for up to $70,000.

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Mount Everest as viewed from the Khumbu, March 15, 2013 (2013-03-15). Photo by Adam Walker.
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Prominence  Clean Prominence: 8849 m/29,032 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 8849 m/29,032 ft
  Key Col: Ocean    0 m/0 ft
RangesContinent: Asia (Highest Point)
Range2: Himalaya (Highest Point)
Range3: Central Nepal Himalaya (Highest Point)
Range4: Khumbu (Highest Point)
Drainage Basins
Arun (HP)
Kosi (HP)
Ganges (HP)
Bay of Bengal (HP)
Indian Ocean (HP)
Dudh Kosi (HP)
Sun Kosi (HP)
Kosi (HP)
Ganges (HP)
Bay of Bengal (HP)
Indian Ocean (HP)
OwnershipLand: Qomolangma
First AscentMay 29, 1953
    Hillary, Edmund (New Zealand)
    Norgay, Tenzing (India)
Route #1 Rock and Glacier Climb: Southeast Ridge
Trailhead: Lukla Airport (Airplane Flight) 2866 m/9403 ft
Vertical Gain: 5983 m/19,629 ft
Data Source1:50,000 Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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In Khumbu icefall (2006-05). Photo by Ronald Oliver.
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Everest Summit - via SE Ridge Route (2010-05-23). Photo by Paul Fejtek.
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