Mt Everest Base Camp elevation and altitude

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Mount Everest has two base camps. They are on opposite sides of the mountain. South Base Camp is in Nepal and is at an altitude of 17,598 ft (5,364 meters) The South Base Camp is at coordinates 28°0′26″N 86°51′34″E (5,150 meters) The North Base Camp is at coordinates 28°8′29″N 86°51′5″E. These Mount Everest base camps are rudimentary. They are used by mountain climbers during their ascent and descent. South Base Camp is used when climbing via the southeast ridge, while North Base Camp is used when climbing via the … Read more

National Geographic Tackels Everest Update: Cory Richards Evacuated

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Below is the video about photographer Cory Richards being evacuated from the Everest Expedition after experiencing chest and shoulder pain. … Read more

National Geographic Tackles Everest

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The two-month expedition seeks to repeat the historic climb of the 1963 National Geographic-sponsored American Mount Everest Expedition, almost 50 years after that first American ascent. Mountaineer Conrad Anker and photographer Cory Richards will attempt the risky West Ridge route. At the same time a second team with additional climbers from The North Face and National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins will take on the mountain’s Southeast Ridge. Follow the action here … Read more

Stranded Everest Trekkers

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KATMANDU, Nepal:  Over  2,000 Nepal trekkers from all over the world are finally being rescued after being stranded in hotels and lodges in the small town of Lukla since October 31. They are being flown back to Kathmandu as the fog lifts. Autumn is the prime trekking season in the Everest region, and the visitors were on the  Everest Base Camp Trek where  they hike  from Lukla for a week to reach Mount Everest's base camp at 17,400 feet (5,300 meters). From there they return back to Lukla and fly back to Kathamandu. You can see the … Read more

Annapurna Base Camp Travel

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The route to the Annapurna Sanctuary is viewed from the Annapurna Base Camp. The Annapurna base camp has one of the most spectacular views of  the surrounding snow-capped peaks. The trail have some steep climbs, but most people who are reasonable fit do not find it too difficult. This trek offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of the high Himalayan peaks, traditional villages, and serene alpine forests in a short time frame and without the hassle of the high altitude sickness. The Annapurna area was first explored by … Read more

Everest Basecamp Trek and History

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Mount Everest is the world's tallest peak. It stands a 8,848 meters or 29,035 feet. Everest is know by many names. In Tibetan it is Jomolungma or "Holy Mother" in Mandarin: Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng which is Jomolungma Peak and in Nepali - Sagarmāthā. It has been a source of  wonder and adventure for anyone who has any sense of adventure. Most mountaineers—though they might not say it—have a  dream to summit this majestic peak. From early child-hood we learn of  Everest in school and those with any sense of adventure daydream … Read more

How High is Mount Everest

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Everest , the world's highest peak is 29,029 feet or 8,848 meters. However, due to the shifting of the tectonic plates the National Geographic Society has determined the height to be 6 taller putting it at 29,035 feet. This is unofficial though since the Nepali government has not yet made this the official altitude. The ever-moving tectonic plates continue to push the himalaya mountain range upward every year. They move at a rate of 1.6 to 3.9 inches (4 to 10 centimeters). … Read more

Who Was the First Man to Climb Mount Everest

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"An ordinary person with ordinary qualities" These are the words of the first man to summit Mount Everest - Sir Edmund Hillary. Hillary was from Wellington, New Zealand and was the first man to conquer the summit of Mount Everest in 1953. Though humble about his history-making feat, Hillary continued to tell his story until his death. After his adventure Hillary stayed in Nepal and worked with the impoverished people of Nepal through his foundation the Himalayan Trust. Hillary continued his aid to Nepal until his health began to fail and … Read more