Mount Everest (Nepali: à¤¸à¤à¤°à¤®à¤¾à¤¥à¤¾, SagarmÄthÄ; Tibetan: à½à½¼à¼à½à½¼à¼à½à¾³à½à¼à½, Wylie: jo mo glang ma; Chomolungma or Qomolangma /ËtÊoÊmoÊËlÉËÅmÉ/ "Holy Mother"; Chinese: ç ç©æçå³°; pinyin: ZhÅ«mÃ¹lÇngmÇ FÄng;) is the Earth's highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level and the 5th tallest mountain measured from the centre of the Earth. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. The international border between China and Nepal runs across the precise summit point. Its massif includes neighboring peaks Lhotse, 8,516 m (27,940 ft); Nuptse, 7,855 m (25,771 ft) and Changtse, 7,580 m (24,870 ft).
A giant mountain, three times taller than Earth’s highest peak marks the southern polar regions of Vesta, a relatively well studied asteroid spotted by NASA’s Dawn Science Probe. The mountain is depicted in the picture below. Dawn orbited around Vesta, which is located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter in July, and since [...]
The world’s highest third generation (3G) mobile network meets the world’s highest mountain, in what is a historic setting of a service station. Ncell, a mobile phone and internet operator in Nepal set the station at an altitude of 5200 meters above sea level, near the village of Gorakshep. “The speed of the 3G services [...]
Everest is known as many things; first of all it’s the highest point in Asia, and in the world. It’s perhaps the peak over 8000 meters that most people try to climb (due to obvious reasons); but it also kills. Despite not being the most dangerous peak on the face of the earth, it has [...]
Continents are the large landmasses on Earth, delimitated by convention rather than geographical properties. Here we will refer to elevation as the height above sea level. However, it has to be taken into consideration that distance from the center of the earth is not the same thing, due to the fact that our planet is [...]
Mountains have always fascinated me… ever since I was a little kid. Although I can’t say that I’ve climbed really big mountains or did some extraordinary cliff hanging, I’ve had my share of mountain events, but at an amateur level. Even now when I look at a peak I feel like it’s reaching out towards [...]