Goran Kropp rode a bicycle 6,000 miles from Stockholm to the base of Mount Everest in 1996 with his mountain equipment, successfully climbed it solo and without bottled oxygen, and then cycled back home.
The woman who holds the record for the most summits of Mount Everest (9) is a single mother who works as a dishwasher at Whole Foods in Connecticut.
A guy from Sweden rode his bicycle to Nepal, climbed Everest alone without Sherpas or bottled oxygen, then cycled back to Sweden again.
In 1953, the British kicked off their successful Mt Everest expedition by inviting its members to their embassy. While the climbers were housed in luxury, the Sherpas were put in garages without beds or toilets. Infuriated, the Sherpas retaliated by lining up and urinating on the front lawn.
The original surveyors of Mount Everest lied and added 2 feet to its height to make it 29,002 feet, because they didn’t think people would believe them if they said it was really 29,000 feet high.
Due to many failed climbing expeditions, there are about 200 frozen human corpses near the top of Mount Everest. Retrieving the bodies is considered too dangerous.
It costs $65,000 to climb Mount Everest.
Sir George Everest opposed the naming of Mount Everest in his honor because it could not be translated into Hindi or pronounced by the native people.