RE: How tall is the Mount Everest?

And when was it first climbed?

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Mount Everest is currently recognized as the highest peak above sea level, with a height of approximately 8,848.86 meters (or 29,031.7 feet). This measurement was updated by China and Nepal in a joint announcement made in 2020. Prior to this, different sources quoted slightly varying heights with a common benchmark of approximately 8,848 meters. The formidable mountain was first successfully climbed on May 29th, 1953. This heroic milestone was achieved by Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa from Nepal. They made the summit as part of a British expedition led by John Hunt. This remarkable achievement was a feat of human endurance that captured the world's imagination. Since then, many mountaineers have attempted the climb, with some succeeding and others succumbing to the extreme conditions. However, it's important to remember that Mount Everest does not stand in isolation. It is part of the grandeur of the Himalaya mountain range and represents a vital part of the culture, geography, and history of the surrounding region, as well as a symbol of extreme exploration and adventure globally. Whether you're a geography student, mountaineering enthusiast, or just curious, it's fascinating to learn about Mount Everest. It's not just its height that makes it remarkable, but its influence on exploratory human spirit.
Answered on August 24, 2023.
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