29,029' (8848 m)Mount Everest is still the ultimate mountaineering adventure. As one of the Seven Summits and also the highest mountain in the world, Everest has immense appeal to mountaineers and fascination for non-climbers. There is additional allure because of its position in Nepal's Khumbu, one of the world's most beautiful mountain regions, and because of its remarkable climbing history. An ascent of Everest provides immense personal challenge, a rewarding cultural experiences, and a personal connection with a rich history of exploration.
Which route? North or South?
|Navigating a section of the Khumbu|
Icefall. Guy Cotter.
|Big smiles on the summit of Everest!|
|Everest guide Dean Staples on his 9th summit of |
Everest in 2013.
What it takes to climb Mount Everest
|Climbers high on the slopes of Everest.|