Mount Everest History and Legends
By Emma Kellogg
Mount Everest's name in Tibet is Mount Jomoglangmari, which means "mother of the earth". Most Chinese people call it Mount Qomolanga. Westerners call it Mount Everest in honor of George Everest, an Indian director who guided his team so they could measure the height of Mount Everest when Nepal was occupied by Britain. On May 28, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first people who made it to the summit. In 1996, 12 people died trying to climb the mountain, killing a lot more people than in years before. Some sources say that in 2012, there were more people that died than in 1996.
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
These are the first people to get to the summit of Mount Everest.
This is a picture of Mount Everest.
Corpses on Mount Everest
Many people die each year while trying to climb Mount Everest.
There is a Tibetan legend about a goddess named Tshering Mchelndga who lived in Mount Everest. Also, there are many, many, stories about the Yeti. People say that they have seen him, and also that he kills people.
A Tibetan goddess who lives in Mount Everest.
Another picture of Mount Everest
A Nepal version of the western Bigfoot