Tuesday/ Mt Everest spotlight

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.

Everest 01
Here’s a map and a graphical presentation of the numbers of people that Attempted to reach the summit, Reached the summit and Died trying to do so.
Everest 02
In this picture, I think I prefer to be in the Boeing 747, cruising at 35,000 ft, and looking down on Mt Everest.


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