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Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor - FAMOUS HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINS

For Sherpas, who assist individuals wishing to reach the top of the world, climbing Mt. Everest is like an expression of their religious beliefs. To reach the summit helps them to draw closer to the five Buddhas who are represented by prayer flags. In Buddhism, the path to enlightenment requires selflessness and compassion. Sherpas demonstrate those attributes throughout the climbing season as they do their best for their clients.

 

George Mallory, the legendary British mountain climber, was once asked why he wanted to climb Mt. Everest. "Because it’s there," he said.

Decades after Mallory died on Everest (his mummified body was discovered in 1999), people still climb the world’s tallest mountains for the same reason.

Because no one is yet sure whether Mallory and Andrew Irvine (his climbing partner) reached the summit of Mt. Everest before they died trying (in 1924), Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay have that distinction. The pair reached the top of the world (where they remained just fifteen minutes) on May 29, 1953. They had climbed to a height of 8,850 meters (29,035 feet).

What other peaks make up the ten-highest mountains in the world (above sea level)—and—where are they? All, except K2 (the second tallest), are part of the Himalayan Range:

Now that we’ve examined Himalaya’s most famous peaks, we need to ask another question about the region. Are Himalayan Yeti real ...or ... imagined??

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5189stories and lessons created

Original Release: Aug 01, 2008

Updated Last Revision: Jul 08, 2019


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