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What would it be like to stand atop the tallest
mountain on Earth? To see a full panoramic vista from there, scroll right.
Visible are snow peaked mountains near and far, tremendous cliffs, distant
plateau, the tops of clouds, and a dark blue sky. Mt. Everest stands 8.85
kilometres above sea level, roughly the maximum height reached by international
airplane flights, but much less than the 300 kilometers achieved by a space
shuttle. Hundreds of people have tried and failed to climb the behemoth by foot,
a feat first accomplished successfully in 1953. About 1000 people have now made
it to the summit. Roddy Mackenzie, who climbed the mountain in 1989, captured
the above image.
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