shared by China and Tibet
Mount Everest - whose summit is crossed by the border between Nepal and Tibet, China - is the world's tallest mountain.
Climbing Mount Everest
is not cheap
Commercial expeditions can cost climbers $60,000 to $75,00 each.
Hefty death toll
More than 200 climbers have died. A few of them scaled the Mount Everest peak but met their demise during the descent.
Climbers face many deadly dangers on Mount Everest, including:
Then why do people
climb Mount Everest?
Certainly, challenge and prestige are two answers. Another is "Because it is there", as famed mountaineer George Mallory stated.
In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first humans to scale Mount Everest. Some say two climbers accomplished this feat in 1924, but the evidence is weak.
More than 2,000 people have successfully reached the summit.
may surprise you
A blind person, a double-leg amputee, a 15-year- old, and a 70-year-old have successfully made it to the top. And other adventurers have skied, snowboarded and hang glided down the mountain.
Location in China