25 Crazy Facts That Will Make You Want To Climb Mount Everest

Every one knows that Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world (above sea level). But did you know these 25 crazy facts that will make you want to climb Mount Everest?

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Officially, Mount Everest is 29,029ft based on a 1954 ground measurement. A satellite-based measurement in 1999 found it to be six feet taller but this was disputed.

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The summit is just under the cruising altitude of a passenger jet (around 31,000ft)

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At Everest's highest point, you are breathing in a third of the amount of oxygen you would normally breathe. This isn't because of different air composition but rather because of less air pressure.

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Since 1969 at least one person has died on Everest every year except for 1977

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Winds on the mountain have been recorded at more than 200mph.

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