Mount Everest

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Lewis Pugh finishing his 1 km swim on Lake Pumori on the Khumbu Glacier on Mt Everest in May 2010 at 5,200m altitude
Nejib Belhedi on Mount Everest where he will test 061-6K or Extreme Educational Respiratory Training
Planning document to conduct an open water swim up at 6,000m altitude on Mount Everest by Nejib Belhedi in August 2014
noun - Mount Everest (Nepali: सगरमाथा, Sagarmāthā; Tibetan: ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ, Wylie: Chomolungma) is the Earth's highest mountain with a peak at 8,848m (29,029 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. The international border between China and Nepal runs across the precise summit point.

In 1856, the Great Trigonometric Survey of British India established the first published height of Everest, then known as Peak XV, at 29,002 ft (8,840 m). In 1865, Everest was given its official English name by the Royal Geographical Society upon a recommendation by Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General of India. Waugh named the mountain after his predecessor in the post, Sir George Everest although Tibetans had called Everest "Chomolungma" for centuries.

The English Channel is called the Mount Everest of swimming.

Mt Everest - Swim for Peace

In May 2010, Lewis Pugh swam in Lake Pumori, a glacial lake, on the Khumbu Glacier on Mt Everest to highlight the melting of the glaciers in the Himalayas and the impact the reduced water supply will have on world peace. The 1 km (0.62 mile) swim, at an altitude of 5,200 metres, in 2°C water, took 22 minutes 51 seconds to complete and was done as part of the Clinton Global Initiative.

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