Mount Everest is the world's highest mountain, rising to 29,029 feet above sea level. The giant mountain straddles the border between Nepal and China and was first summited by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. There are hundreds of successful ascents every year, spurred by professional guide companies that sell the dream of climbing the world's highest mountain to anyone with a bit of fitness and $40,000.
27° 58'57.41" N, 86° 55'51.24" E
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