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The Sherpas of Mount Everest

“Without assistance from these local people, the history of conquering Mount Everest would only be a white paper”, a journalist wrote about Sherpa people when he came to Everest in 2006. Some of the nicknames that people have used to describe the Sherpa people who directed us on our travels were snow tigers, mountain lions, and snow panther.

Apa Sherpa. Photo by http://www.theskichannel.com

The famous “Super Sherpa”- Apa Sherpa, 51, climbing leader of Eco Everest Expedition 2011 reached the summit of Mt. Everest for the 21st time – a new world record.

The film “Sherpas – the True Heroes of Mount Everest” from YouTube  shows how the Sherpas risk their own life to save the one of their Western client, and how they are affected by his death.

For more information about Sherpa, follow the links below:

www.nationalgeographic.com

www.mounteverest.net

How much does it cost to climb Mt. Everest?

According himalman.wordpress.comAlan Arnette has taken a survey of the list prices for all the top guide services on Everest this year, and put them down in an easy to read chart. Prices range from the “low-end” of an estimated $26,000 from Asian Trekking all the way up to $65,000 from several of the bigger companies such as Adventure Consultants and Mountain Madness. Those prices don’t include the fact that you’ll need to have roughly two months of free time to devote to climbing the mountain either.

Climbing Mt. Everest – Training and Tips

www.bodyresults.com/climbing-everest-training

www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure

How to climb Everest?

www.guardian.co.uk

10 highest mountains in the world  (source from www.tiptoptens.com)

They are all located in the central and southern of Asia. Height of mountains is measured as height of sea level. The following lists are the top ten highest mountains ranging with 1st Mount Everest to 10th Annapurna. Below we list their name, range, height and location.

1.Everest

Mount Everest 10 Highest Mountains In The World
This is the highest mountain in the world ( 8, 850 m /29, 035 ft). The location of Mount Everest is in between Nepal and Tibet.  Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were summit on Mount Everest on May 29, 1953.

2. K2

K2 Mountain 10 Highest Mountains In The World
It is second highest mountain in the world (8, 611 m/28, 250 ft). It is located in between the Pakistan and China and in Karakoram Range  . On 31 July 1954 A. Compagnoni, L.Lacedelli was reached to K2. Its parent mountain is Mount Everest.

3.Kangchenjunga

Kangchenjunga Mountain 10 Highest Mountains In The World
It is located in Himalaya range and between the Nepal and India ( 8, 586 m/ 28, 169 ft)  G.Band, J.Brown, N.Hardie, S.Streather was summit on May 25, 1955. Mount Everest its parent mountain.

4. Lhotse

Lhotse Mountain 10 Highest Mountains In The World
The location of Lhotse is in Himalaya range, Nepal (8, 516 m/ 27, 940ft). On 18 may 1956 the two climbers F. Luchsinger and E. Rejss was summit on Lhotse Mountain. Its parent mountain is Mount Everest.

5.Makalu

Makalu Mountain 10 Highest Mountains In The World
It is located in Himalaya range,Nepal (8, 463 m/27, 766 ft). On May 15, 1955 J. Couzy, L. Terry, J.Fraco, G, Magnone-Gialtsen, J. Bouier, S. Coupe, P. Leroux, A. Vialatte were reached on Makalu. Mount Everest is the parent mountain.

6. Cho Oyo 

Cho Oyu Mountain 10 Highest Mountains In The World
The location is in Nepal and in Himalaya range(8, 201 m/ 26, 906 ft). H. Tichy, S.Jochler, Pasang Dawa Lama was men who reached on Cho Oyu on October 1954. Its parent mountain is Mount Everest.

7. Dhaulagiri

Dhaulagiri Mountain 10 Highest Mountains In The World
This mountain is in Himalaya range, Nepal ( 8,167 m/ 26,795ft).On May 13, 1960 K. Diemberger, P. Diener, Nyima Dorji, Nawang Doriji were climbed on the Dhaulagiri. Parent mountain of Dhaulagiri is K2.

8.Manaslu 

Manaslu Mountain 10 Highest Mountains In The World
The height of this mountain is 8, 163 m/ 26,781 ft. It is located in the continent of Asia. They are located in Nepal and in Himalaya range. The four climbers reach this mountain their name are T, Immishi, K. Kato, M. Higeta, and G.Norbu on 9 May 1956. Its parent mountain is Cho Oye.

9: Nanga Parbat

Nanga Parbat Mountain 10 Highest Mountains In The World
The location of Nanga Parbat (8, 125 m/ 26, 660ft). is in Asia in Pakistan. It is located in Himalaya range. Hermann Buhl was reached first on the mountain on 3 July 1953. Dhaulagiri its parent mountain.

10: Annapurna

Annapurna Mountain 10 Highest Mountains In The World
It is located in Nepal and in the range of Himalaya. It raises is 8, 091m/26,545 ftabove sea level. The first climber who reaches on this mountain was M. Herzog, L.Lachenal (French) on 3 June 1950. Cho Oyu its parent mountain.

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