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Everest: still climbing’s most coveted prize

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Everest, the world’s highest mountain, is a sought-after prize, though rampant commercialization has significantly changed the climbing experience, writes Owen Clarke in the Outside+ online magazine.

Standing at 8,848 meters (29,031 feet) tall on Earth, also known as Chomolungma (Tibetan) and Sagarmāthā (Nepali), Everest is the world’s highest mountain.

Located in the Khumbu region of the Mahālangūr Himāl, a sub-range of the Himalayas, Everest is positioned on the border between China (to the north) and Nepal (to the south).

The summit is accessible from both countries, though climbing from Nepal is more popular, for several reasons. For accessing the complete essay click here

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