[2015] Mark Lindquist II: Everest

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[2015] Mark Lindquist II: Everest


Mt.Everest was first surveyed by a Brittish expedition in 1841

On May 29, 1953 Sir Edmund Hilary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal where the first to summit Everest.

Weather Extremes of Everest

The wind can easily blow over 200 mph with the jet stream rushing over the summit over most of the year.Temperatures can change greatly from -80 degrees F to up to 100 degrees F in the Western Cwm.

Everest sits at 29,035 feet (acording to a 1999 GPS survey) above sea level right at the very extreme of the Troposphere.

“Getting to the top of any given mountain was considered much less important than how one got there: prestige was earned by tackling the most unforgiving routes with minimal equipment, in the boldest style imaginable.”

Your text he“We were too tired to help. Above 8,000 meters is not a place where people can afford morality”


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