21-25 Mount Everest Facts

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21. Brian Blessed (Prive Vultan in Flash Gordon) has attempted to climb Mount Everest three times. He is also the oldest man to trek to the North Magnetic Pole on foot and has undertaken an expedition into the jungles of Venezuela, during which he survived a plane crash. – Source

22. Yuichiro Miura became the oldest person to summit Mount Everest at age 70 (as well as being the first to ski the mountain). When his record was broken, he recaptured it in 2008 at the age of 75. In 2013 Miura again beat the record by summiting Everest at the age of 80. – Source

23. The first snowboarder to snowboard down mount Everest went missing on his second descent, when his team arrived back at base camp they realized he had failed, however later that day he was reported being sighted still snowboarding around camp 1, but upon arrival of his team no trace was found. – Source

24. Enola’s tattoo in Waterworld has a Chinese script that actually has the longitude and latitude coordinates to Mount Everest. – Source

25. In 2012 a Woman ran out of oxygen climbing Mount Everest. She had zero climbing experience and paid $40,000 to a firm that had never attempted Everest before. – Source

26-30 Mount Everest Facts

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26. There is an unidentified body on Mount Everest named “Green Boots” who has been lying on the mountain for years because no one is able to retrieve the body. – Source

27. Novice climbers are not allowed to climb Mount Everest; those who have not previously reached the peak of at least one 6,500-meter mountain are banned from attempting to summit Mount Everest. – Source

28. For Mount Everest to form a black hole, it would need to be shrunk to smaller than a nanometer but keeping the same mass. – Source

29. Mount Everest is only the 23rd tallest mountain in the solar system. – Source

30. If Mount Everest were to be placed in the deepest known ocean location Challenger Deep, it would still be covered by over a mile of water. – Source

31-35 Mount Everest Facts

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31. The airport most use to get to Mount Everest in Nepal is also a most dangerous airport in the world with 1500 foot runway at over 9000-foot elevation. – Source

32. Crinoid fossils, a prehistoric form of marine animal life, have been found on the peak of Mount Everest, thusly demonstrating that over millions of years, as a result of the tectonic movement, the seabed has ultimately been forced up to the highest peaks on earth. – Source

33. The World’s highest webcam is on the Kala Patthar mountain at a height of 18,514 feet and provides one of the best vantage points of Mount Everest in the world. – Source

34. The Sky Looks Black from Mount Everest. – Source

35. There is a scientific measurement of the ‘risk of death’ of any action: the micromort. If an activity is rated as one micromort, you would have a one in a million chance of dying while doing it. Running a marathon is ~7 micromorts, skydiving 10, and climbing Mount Everest 40,000! – Source

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Last Update: November 2, 2022