Amazing Everest Facts

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1. For every 25 people who have reached the summit of Mount Everest, one person has died trying.
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2. Mount Everest is still growing.
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3. Climbers have left over 12 tons of human poop on Mt. Everest.
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4. Mount Everest has around 200 dead bodies on it, which serve as landmarks on the way to the top.
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5. If Mount Everest were placed at the very bottom of the deepest ocean, the peak would still be submerged by a mile of water.
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6. Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world.
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7. If Mount Everest stood on the bottom of the Marianas Trench, there would be over a mile of water between its summit and the surface of the sea.
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8. Fewer people have ever been in space than climbed Mount Everest last year.
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9. 47-year-old Mark Inglis climbed Everest in 2006, despite having no legs and one of his prostheses snapping in half at 21,000 feet.
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10. Mount Everest has its own 3G wireless network.
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11. The air at the summit of Mount Everest, 29,029 feet is only a third as thick as the air at sea level.
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12. There are over 200 dead bodies on Mount Everest.

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