Come to Mount Everest!
Mount Everest has an elevation of 29,029 feet. Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world! Permits are needed to climb it, though.There were 334 climbing permits issued in 2014, these were extended for free because of the tragedy that struck. In 2015 there was 357 permits to climb Everest, but the mountain was closed again because of the avalanche and earthquake. Nepal then extended the unused 2014/15 permits until 2019 (Nepali permits cost about $10,000 for foreigners). So people who bought a permit in 2014 or 2015 can still use it for an expedition to Everest until 2019 (normally they are only valid for one year). Mt. Everest has two main climbing routes, the southeast ridge from Nepal and the north ridge from Tibet, as well as many other less frequently climbed routes. Of the two main routes, the southeast ridge is technically easier and is the more frequently used route. It was the route used by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953 and the first recognized of fifteen routes to the top by 1996.
A mountain is a large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level.
History of Mount Everest
Everest formed 60 million years ago. It was first climbed in 1953.