Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmatha and in China as Chomolungma, is
Earth's highest mountain. Its peak is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level.
Mount Everest is located in the Mahalangur mountain range in Nepal (Himalayas).
The international border between China (Tibet Autonomous Region) and Nepal runs
across Everest's precise summit point.
In 1865, Everest was given its official English name by the Royal Geographical
Society upon a recommendation by Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General of
India. As there appeared to be several different local names, Waugh chose to
name the mountain after his predecessor in the post, Sir George Everest, despite
George Everest's objections.
Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary made the first official ascent of Everest in
1953 using the southeast ridge route.
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay