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Mount Everest Is the highest mountain in the world and is nearly 9000 metres high. It is situated in the Hymalayas, a mountain range on the borders of Nepal and Tibet. The mountain was named after Sir George Everest, who was the British ambassador to India, in 1859. The Nepalese name of Everest is Sagarmtham, which means Goddess Of The Sky. The Tibetan name Chomolungma means something completely different.
The first people to climb Everest were Australian Edmund Hilary and his guide Tenzing Norgay, who came from Nepal. An Austrian,Reinhold Messner, was the first person to reach the summit without help.the oldest person to climb the mountain comes from spain and the youngest person to reach the summit comes from the same country as Tenzing Norway.
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