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14 Amazing Facts You Must Know About The Mount Everest

One of the seven natural wonders of the world, Mount Everest is the most desirable spot for every hike-lover. Adventurers dream to step at its peak at least once in their life.

Mount Everest attracts many highly experienced mountaineers as well as capable climbers willing to hire professional guides. There are two main climbing routes, one approaching the summit from the southeast in Nepal (known as the standard route) and the other from the north in Tibet. While not posing substantial technical climbing challenges on the standard route, Everest presents dangers such as altitude sickness, weather, wind as well as significant objective hazards from avalanches and the Khumbu Icefall.

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1.The oldest person to reach Everest peak is 80-year-old Yuichiro Miura of Japan.

Japanese alpinist Yuichiro successfully climbed the Everest at the age of 80 on 23 May, 2013 with his physician son Gota. Before this, he climbed the Everest in 2003 and in 2008 as well. Yuichiro is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The oldest person to reach Everest peak is 80-year-old Yuichiro Miura of Japan

2. Malavath Poorna (India) is the youngest climber to reach the peak.

She scaled the Everest when she was 13 years and 11 months. Poorna reached the peak on May 25, 2014. She belongs to a small tribal village and learned to climb during school days.

Malavath Poorna (India)

3. Arunima Sinha (India) is the first female amputee to climb Everest.

Arunima lost her leg after she was pushed from a moving train. She is a former national volleyball and football player. In April 2011, while traveling to Delhi from Lucknow in Padmavati Express, looters pushed her out of the train to snatch her gold chain and bag. Arunima is inspired by Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh who successfully battled Cancer and thought of doing something big in life. She summited Everest peak on 21 May 2013 with prosthesis legs. Ramakrishna Mission raised funds and Nehru Institute of Mountaineering trained Arunima.

Arunima Sinha (India) is the first female amputee to climb Everest.

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