Everest

On May 24th, 2010, Lei Summited Mt Everest to become the first Chinese Woman to finish the challenge of Seven Summits and Two Poles. Check out her account of this amazing experience in her blog.

Facts and Figures

Original Name: Mount Everest – also called Qomolangma Peak (Tibetan), Mount Sagarmāthā (Nepali), Chajamlungma (Limbu), Zhumulangma Peak (Chinese: Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng) or Mount Chomolungma. In 1865, Everest was given its official English name by the Royal Geographical Society upon recommendation of Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General of India at the time.

Height: 8,848 metres (29,029 ft)

Location: 27°59’17″N 86°55’31”