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Interesting Facts about the Himalayas 3 - Himalayan Footsteps
  • Nepal opened its borders to the world in 1949.
  • Mallory described Mount Everest from Rongbuk as, ‘a great white fang excrescent on the jawbone of the earth’.
  • Why do men climb Everest ? Mallory said, “Because it is there.”
  • Sir Edmund Hillary led an expedition to find the Yeti in 1958.
  • According to Dr. George Schaller, the existence of Yeti unknown to science cannot be ruled out at high altitude.
  • Reinhold Messner climbed Everest alone.
  • Tenzing buried his daughter’s red and blue pencils on the top of Everest.
  • Approximately 150 people have died in different expeditions of Mount Everest so far.
  • Tenzing was known as ‘Himalayan Club Sherpa No 48’.