Mount Everest

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high-altitude swim on Lake Pumori on the Khumbu Glacier on Mt Everest in May 2010 at 5,200m altitude]]061-6K or Extreme Educational Respiratory Training]]Nejib Belhedi in August 2014]] Mount Everest on 23 May 2017, successfully completing the Peak and Pond Challenge, a crossing of the English Channel and a summit of Mt. Everest]]noun - Mount Everest (Nepali: सगरमाथा, Sagarmāthā; Tibetan: ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ, Wylie: Chomolungma) is the Earth's highest mountain with a peak at 8,848m (29,029 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. The international border between China and Nepal runs across the precise summit point.

In 1856, the Great Trigonometric Survey of British India established the first published height of Everest, then known as Peak XV, at 29,002 ft (8,840 m). In 1865, Everest was given its official English name by the Royal Geographical Society upon a recommendation by Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General of India. Waugh named the mountain after his predecessor in the post, Sir George Everest although Tibetans had called Everest "Chomolungma" for centuries.

Usage[edit]

The English Channel is called the Mount Everest of swimming.

Mt Everest - Swim for Peace[edit]

In May 2010, Lewis Pugh completed a high-altitude swim in Lake Pumori, a glacial lake, on the Khumbu Glacier on Mt Everest to highlight the melting of the glaciers in the Himalayas and the impact the reduced water supply will have on world peace. The 1 km (0.62 mile) high-altitude swim performed at an altitude of 5,200 metres, in 2°C water, took 22 minutes 51 seconds to complete and was done as part of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Triple Crown[edit]

Mount Everest is part of the Ice, Water, Fire Challenge that requires soloists to climb Mount Everest, swim across the English Channel, and run the 250 km Marathon des Sables through the Sahara Desert.

Peak and Pond Challenge[edit]

The Peak and Pond Challenge is a solo achievement by individual adventurers to successfully climb Mt. Everest and swim the English Channel.

Members of the Peak and Pond[edit]

Other Variations[edit]

Peak and Pond[edit]

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