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Learn about Climbing Everest with iMinds insightful knowledge series.Mount Everest is situated in the Himalayan Mountains on the border between Nepal and Tibet. It is the tallest mountain in the world standing roughly 29 029 feet above sea level. Every year Mount Everest gets taller by about half an inch. This is due to movements in the Earth's crust and two tectonic plates deep beneath the Earth's surface pushing together. The name "Himalaya" means "home of snow" but snow is only one of the many challenges faced by a climber of Mount Everest.The danger with snow is that there is always the risk of an avalanche. Snow ice and rocks can slide down the mountain at speeds of up to 120 miles per hour. Temperature is also a concern. iMinds brings targeted knowledge to your eReading device with short information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.

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