Mount Everest

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The highest mountain in the world (8848 m, 29028 feet), in the Himalayas on the border of Nepal and Tibet. It is named after Sir George Everest (1790–1866), surveyor-general of India, and its summit was first reached in 1953 by the New Zealand mountaineer and explorer (Sir) Edmund Hillary and the Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay.

Subjects: Photography and Photographs — World History.

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