I read a few pages of my TIME magazine this morning on the plane to Denver – about the recent tragedy on Mount Everest. (Sixteen sherpas were killed in the single most deadliest incident on Mount Everest when giant pieces of ice broke loose higher up). I remember when I first learned of Mount Everest as a schoolboy that I liked that the height expressed in either meters or feet has some pattern to it – 8,848 m (29,029 ft). P.S. Check out the price tag for an individual undertaking an expedition on the second graphiic.