Mt. Everest

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Mt. Everest

On May 22, 2001 16 year old Temba Tsheri, a sherpa, became the youngest person to climb Mt. Everest and reach the summit. In a previous atempt he lost several fingers to frostbite.(25)

Mt. Everest

On May 19th 2000, Toshio Yamamoto a 63 year old became the oldest person to climb Everest.(25)

Most of the year heavy winds that blast snow off the top of the mountain make Everest almost impossible to climb.(27)

The average summit temperature is -33 degreese fahrenheit to -2 degreese fahrenheit. The temperature can drop as low as -76 degreese fahrenheit. (9)

On May 25th, 2001 American Erik Weihenmayer became the first blind operson to climb Everest and reach the top.(25)

Scince 1921, more than 130 people have died trying to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.(8)

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In 1924, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Irvine tried to reach the top of Everest. Recent evedince shows that they never made it. In 1999 the frozen body of Mallory was found by an American climber.(25)

Mt. Everest is in the Himalaya Mountain range in south Asia on the boarder of Nepal and China. It is 30-50 million years old and reaches 29,028 ft. (9)

On May 29th, 1953 Newzelander, Edmund Hillary and his sherpa, climbimg assisant, Tenzing Norgay became the first people to climb Mt. Everest.(25)

Some people spend 2 months trying to get to the summit of Everest, 29,028 ft. above sea level. The freezing wind rips through your heavy jacket. (5)

SOURCESwww.estatevaults.comhttp://www.mounteverest.netjojojuniper.wordpress.comhttp://www.swoo.comJon Krakauer's Adventure on Mt. Everest Written by Scott P. WertherCopyright 2002 by Rosen Book Works, Inc.


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