Mount Everest

Mount Everest, known in Nepali as Sagarmatha and in Tibetan as Chomolungma, is Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. The international border between Nepal and China runs across its summit point. The current official elevation of 8,848 m, recognized by China and Nepal, was established by a 1955 Indian survey and subsequently confirmed by a Chinese survey in 1975.
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  • China cuts climbing permits for Mount Everest amid major clean up of world's highest peak
    The Telegraph

    China cuts climbing permits for Mount Everest amid major clean up of world's highest peak

    A third fewer climbers will be allowed to attempt Everest from the north this year as China plans a major clean up of the world's highest peak.

  • China plans major cut in number of Everest climbers
    Associated Press

    China plans major cut in number of Everest climbers

    BEIJING (AP) — China will cut the number of climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest from the north by one-third this year as part of plans for a major cleanup on the world's highest peak, state media reported Monday.

  • Two Canadians portage canoes up Mount Everest
    CTVNews

    Two Canadians portage canoes up Mount Everest

    Climbing Mount Everest is one of the most challenging feats of physical endurance on the planet – and two Canadians completed the trek with canoes on their backs. Brothers Kyle Roberts and Tom Schellenberg arrived at Mount Everest Base Camp earlier this week after 18 days of climbing. They each carried a canoe on their backs, meant to represent the extra burden of people living with mental health issues. The brothers, who are both personally affected by mental illness, chronicled their journey online. The goal: to raise money for a women's mental health facility in Kathmandu, Nepal. “The fact that we have that support I just really feel that we need to be able to try to help those who don't,”