Mount Everest - Nepal

The Tibetan name for Mount Everest is Chomolungma or Qomolangma (ཇོ་མོ་གླིང་མ, translated as "Mother of the Universe" or "Goddess Mother of the Earth"), and the related Chinese name is Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng (simplified Chinese: 珠穆朗玛峰; traditional Chinese: 珠穆朗瑪峰) or Shèngmǔ Fēng (simplified Chinese: 圣母峰; traditional Chinese: 聖母峰). According to English accounts of the mid-19th century, the local name in Darjeeling for Mount Everest was Deodungha, or "Holy Mountain." In the 1960s, the Government of Nepal gave the mountain the official Ne

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David :

What is the top of mount everest made out of? Looks like shale or slate to me.

probug :
"...ice caps"
GBL :
"snow covered rocks"
saudipta c :
"I think it is an argillaceous sedimentary rock called "Everest Pelite""
Little Lotte :

What kind of mountain is mount everest and what are the tectonic plates it's located on??

john_traveler_and_geographer :
"Mt. Everest is the world's highest mountain, at about 6 miles high. It's in the Himalayan Mountain range of Asia.These mountains run through India,China,Bhutan, and Nepal.Everest is in Nepal.It was formed by tectonic plates crashing like you said. I'm not 100% certain, but I think MT. Everest is on the Indo.Asian plate."
Freight_Train :
"Structure of the Mt. Everest Region: Geilogically, the area is made up of Higher Himalayan and Tethys Himalayan rock formations. Tectonically, it is represents a normal and transitional stratigraphic succession of the Higher Himalayan and Tethys Himalayan rocks. Regional folds are of very broad type, of several kilometer wavelengths. Minor structural studies show at least four generation of fold structures the Higher Himlalayan rocks. Two of the fold structures alight perpendicular disposition to the Himalayan trend. In contrast to the single chain of mountain system in the Higher Himalaya, the area is represented by two parallel chains of the High Himalayan mountain systems. The southern chain crowned by Number, Kwangde, Kangtega and Amadablam averages an altitude of 600m. It is lower than the northern chain crowned by Cho oyu, Everest and Lhotse peaks. Average altitude of the northern chain is 7000m. and forms the main watershed in the region. In between these two mountain system of the Higher Himalayan lies an elevated broad valley " The Khumbu valley". This valley is bowl shaped, the bowl rim is formed by the mountain peaks exceeding 600m. It is drained due south by Dudh Kosi, whose principle streams Emja Khola, Dudh Kosi and Bhote Kosi unite infront of the Namche Bazar before crossing the southern mountain system of Kwangde-Kangtega through a narrow 300m. deep gorge. Altitudinal position has place the Khumbu valley in alpine climatic regime. It is dry, arid and cool; precipitation is minimum and is mostly in the form of snow. Vegetation cover is limited to the north, as moisture is not available and frost bitten, it is dry, harem and rocky. Tectonic Process of Mt. Everest Region: The tectonic processes are the prime and foremost agents in building the altitudes of the Khumbu region. It is due to this fact that geographers, geomorphologies and geologists alike wonder on how these processes operated in time and space to bring up the highest mountains in the world. Geological facts suggest that the uplift of the region started from the beginning of the Tertiary period. This uplift had effected the entire Himalayas. The Higher Himalayan zone exceed the uplift than its northern and southern regions. The region is still rising. It is believed that the world's highest peak Mt. Everest is being uplifted by a fraction of cm/yr. There are no such direct measurements in the Khumbu valley, however, from the various geomorphic forms it can be concluded that the region is still tectonically active. Geological Setting: Geologically, the Himalayas is divisible into four longitudinal morph tectonic zones: 1.Tethys Himalaya 2.Higher Himalaya 3.Lower Himalaya 4.Sub Himalaya. See Above Link for More"
Terry D :
"Mt. Everest and the Himalayan mountains were formed by plate tectonics when the plate formed by the continent of India pushed into southwest Asia. It did not stop upon impact and continues to push northward, uplifting the earth's surface. The entire Himalayan moutain chain rises higher and higher,as this tectonic plate with India upon it continues its push northward into the Eurasian plate. The Eurasian plate pushes back with equal force against the Indian plate causing the Himalayan mountains to rise. Mt. Everest is part of the Central Crystalline zone, comprised of ductily deformed metamorphic rocks. Mica schist, quartzite, paragneiss, migmatite, and leucogranite bodies are found there."
divya :
"Mount Everest, also called Chomolungma or Qomolangma (Tibetan: ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ) or Sagarmatha (Nepali: सगरमाथा) is the highest mountain on Earth, as measured by the height of its summit above sea level. The mountain, which is part of the Himalaya range in High Asia, is located on the border between Nepal and Tibet, China. By the end of the 2006 climbing season there had been 3,050 ascents to the summit by 2,062 individuals, and at least 630 more ascents in 2007.[citation needed] There have been more than 200 deaths on the mountain, where conditions are so difficult that most corpses have been left where they fell; some are visible from standard climbing routes. Climbers range from experienced mountaineers to relative novices who count on their paid guides to get them to the top. This means climbers are a significant source of tourist revenue for Nepal, whose government also requires all prospective climbers to obtain an expensive permit, costing up to $25,000 (USD) per person."
LINDA M :

would it be possible to fly up to the top of mount everest in a helicopter or small plane and then abseil or something down from the helicopter on to the top of the mountain? or is that just a really stupid question? those pictures were amazing thank you..i would love to do that ..how long would it take to fly to the top of everest?

nygnut2004 :
"I have always loved watching tv programs and movies about Mount Everest. You have to have such respect for the individuals that climb Mount Everest. Go to the following sites: Must read: Everest 2005: The Helicopter land on Everest with video: But it is good? -"
kanevincent2001 :
"Well planes travel at 10,000 meters 30,000 feet mount everest is about 8000 meters, so no doubt a plane could go that high, but helicopters find it very hard at high levels like that, one because the wind and air resistance makes it hard to navigate, also it can be dangerous as the extremely cold temperatures could freeze the fuel if not managed correctly, and cause them to crash. So i dont think many helicopter pilots would take on the job, but you could still ask."
critters :
"This can be done for sure. :-) Have Fun !! On May 14th, 2005 at 7:08 a.m. (Nepal time), For the first time in history, a helicopter landed on the summit of Mount Everest. It was done as a kind of publicity stunt by Europcopter, the maker of the helicopter, but it has huge implications for future ascents of the highest peak. Lots of photos of this:"
rosie recipe :
"the first flight over everest was made in the mid 1930s by the heir of the Duke of Hamilton, in a light aircraft. I think it has been done in the last few days in something like a microlight"

 

Comments on Mount Everest

Battleweb
Date: 2008-02-05 17:05:04

i just went camping at mount everest resavore and it was better than lonestars steak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! u got to try it!!!!!!


bluearrow
Date: 2008-02-05 17:05:04

The British have had an interest in Mount Everest, when in 1808 they began the process of locating and naming the world's highest mountain, to wanting to be the first to put a Expedition on the highest summit in the world.Here you will find details of the British Mount Everest Expeditions from 1921 to the present day.


Dean Jakson
Date: 2008-02-05 17:05:04

Provides a Mount Everest expedition directory, a discussion about Mount Everest, Mount Everest weather forecasts, and Mount Everest news.


Bling_bliNg_pRo
Date: 2008-02-05 17:05:04

Jackie enjoys a warm day on Everest.




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