Graduating from college was like getting to base camp in the Mount Everest–like climb in life.
The airplane flew at an altitude higher than that of Mount Everest—about 38,000 feet compared to Everest at 29,000 feet.
Climbing Mount Everest, in contrast, has become commonplace in this era of for-pay guided expeditions there.
Climbing Mount Everest, by contrast, has become commonplace in this era of for-pay guided expeditions.
Changing the system that creates these dynamics is a much bigger issue than the climbing business of Mount Everest.
This is the incalculable good which the ascent of Mount Everest will confer.
But if there is no use, there is unquestionably good in climbing Mount Everest.
One of these peaks in Chile is nearly five miles high—the highest on the globe except Mount Everest.
The ascent of Mount Everest, we believe, will be a big step in that direction.
He did recall that Mount Everest was 29,000 feet up and that it snowed up there.
mountain between Nepal and Tibet, named 1865 for Sir George Everest (1790-1866), surveyor-general of India. The Tibetan name is Chomolangma "mother goddess of the world."