Seven Summits: Everest
Although lists differ slightly as to which mountains make up the Seven Summits (due to controversies over the boundaries of the various continents), they all include seven of the following ten mountains.
But what do you know about these seven mountains that make up the Seven Summits? In a series of articles called "Seven Summits", I want to explore these beautiful, enigmatic, and sometimes dangerous mountains. Next up - 10 facts about the highest mountain in Asia, and in fact in the world - Everest!
1) IT'S VERY OLD
2) SAY MY NAME
3) THE REAL DEAL
4) LIKE FATHER LIKE SON
5) YOUNGEST CLIMBER
6) THE TALLEST OF THEM ALL
7) HIGH WINDS
There are two main routes taken to the top of Everest: the north ridge from Tibet, and the south-east ridge from Nepal.
10) HOT PROPERTY
Everest lies in one of the most hotly contested geographical regions on the planet. Parts of the Himalayas are claimed variously by China, Pakistan and India, all nuclear armed military super powers with a history of conflicting interests.
So there you have it. Mount Everest's appeal seems to be stronger than ever, and as anyone who has ever visited the Himalayas will tell you, it truly is a wonder to behold. However, like all great and magnificent natural wonders, it must be approached with respect, as is evident from some of the sadder statistics above.
Bonus: Seven Summits Wall Art
For adventurers, Everest is one of the most alluring - perhaps THE most alluring - and enigmatic locations in the world. Along with the other Seven Summits it offers a challenge that many climbers find hard to resist. With our Seven Summits posters we hope to inspire people to be adventurous and rise to their own challenges. Check out our Seven Summits Wall Art Collection and let us know what you think!
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