Mount Everest

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Here is a mountain, most probably the highest in the world... ~ Andrew Waugh
A symmetrical, beautiful snow cone summit. ~ Sir Edmund Hillary

Mount Everest or Qomolangma or Sagarmatha or Chomolungma pronounced as (Jongmalunga) is the highest mountain on Earth, as measured by the height of its summit above sea level. The mountain, which is part of the Himalaya range in High Asia, is located on the border between Nepal and China. There is a river that runs through the Himalayas which is at sea level, making it possible to see almost every climate in the world, starting at sea level and working its way up to the top of the worlds highest mountain: Mount Everest



  • I was taught by my respected chief and predecessor, Colonel Sir George Everest to assign to every geographical object its true local or native appellation. But here is a mountain, most probably the highest in the world, without any local name that we can discover, whose native appellation, if it has any, will not very likely be ascertained before we are allowed to penetrate into Nepal. In the meantime the privilege as well as the duty devolves on me to assign… a name whereby it may be known among citizens and geographers and become a household word among civilized nations

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