Mount Everest: Earth’s Mighty Youth, Rising an Inch Each Year

Mount Everest, standing majestically at the crest of the Himalayan range, straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet, known respectively as Sagarmatha and Chomolungma. Despite its proximity to the equator, sharing a latitude with Tampa, Florida, conquering Everest remains an immensely challenging and perilous endeavor due to its extreme altitude and treacherous conditions including avalanches and icefalls.