Amazing facts about Mount Everest

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Climber scaling Mount Everest.

It's 60 since the first successful climb to the top of Everest but how much do you know about the world's tallest mountain?

Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay

1. In 1953, climber Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Everest.

Mount Everest

2. The mountain sits in the Himalayas in Nepal and is 8,848 metres tall - that's around the height at which passenger planes fly.

A double-decker bus in London

3. If that doesn't sound that high to you - imagine 643 double-decker buses stacked on top of each other - that's how high the summit is!

Climbers scaling Mount Everest.

4. Around 3,000 people have successfully climbed Mount Everest but 210 people have died during or after climbing the mountain.

Climbers on the summit of Mount Everest

5. In 2012, around 240 people reached the summit every day.

Climbers queuing to reach Mount Everest summit

6. Although it's the world's highest mountain, it can get crowded. People have reported having to wait in queues to climb certain parts.

80-year-old Japanese climber Yuichiro Miura

7. In May this year, 80-year-old Yuichiro Miura from Japan, became the oldest man to climb Everest.

Jordan Romero

8. Jordan Romero, from the US became the youngest person to climb Everest aged 13, in 2010.

Rebecca Stephens on summit of Mount Everest

9. In 1975 Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to climb Everest. 18 years later Rebecca Stephens, on the right of the picture, became the first British woman to reach the summit.

Mount Everest

10. Climbing Everest doesn't come cheap: it can cost around £50,000 to climb to the summit.

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