Reaching 29,029 feet (8,848 meters) above sea level, Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth. Located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, the mountain's summit straddles the border separating China and Nepal.
The National Geographic film The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest brings to life the story of climber George Mallory, the man who may—or may not—have been the first to scale the world's most challenging peak. Director Anthony Geffen intercuts newly discovered archival film of Mallory's last climb with the filming of climber Conrad Anker's present-day efforts to replicate the 1924 ascent.
Do you like to hike or climb mountains ? The highest mountains in the United States are found in Alaska, California, Colorado and Washington. These mountains are all around 14,000 feet tall. If you’ve climbed them, you know that 14,000 feet is a long way up! But Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain peak in the world is twice as high as these mountain peaks at 29,028 feet. This is more than 5 ½ miles above sea level! You could stack almost 20 Empire State Buildings in Mt. Everest’s space.Wiki info
Mallory participated in the initial 1921 British Reconnaissance Expedition, organised and financed by the Mount Everest Committee, that explored routes up to the North Col of Mount Everest. The expedition produced the first accurate maps of the region around the mountain, as Mallory, his climbing partner Guy Bullock and E. O. Wheeler of the Survey of India explored in depth several approaches to its peak. Under Mallory's leadership, and with the assistance of around a dozen Sherpas, the group climbed several lower peaks near Everest. His party were almost certainly the first Westerners to view the Western Cwm at the foot of the Lhotse face, as well as charting the course of the Rongbuk Glacier up to the base of the North Face. After circling the mountain from the south side, his party finally discovered the East Rongbuk Glacier—the highway to the summit now used by nearly all climbers on the Tibetan side of the mountain. By climbing up to the saddle of the North Ridge (the 23,030 ft (7,020 m) North Col), they spied a route to the summit via the North-East Ridge over the obstacle of the Second Step.