Mt. Everest History
In 1953, New Zealand mountaineer Edmund Hillary paved the way for future Mt. Everest junkies with the help of Nepali sherpa Tenzing Norgay. They were the first people to reach the top of the world’s tallest mountain.
Setting a Goal
The peak of Everest is nearly 29,000 feet above sea level. It’s even still growing about a quarter of an inch a year! In the 1850s, it was extremely sought after…