Mount Everest Pictures

A collection of cool stunning Mt. Everest pictures which also make cool desktop wallpapers. Mount Everest is the pinnacle of ever climbers ambitions and these pictures below show why this mountain in respected, loved and feared over all others.

National Geographic Mount Everest Pictures

National Geographic always showcase stunning photographs are here are some of our favourites which also make great desktop wallpapers.

Not many people have had the opportunity to look down on the peaks of the Himalaya, but this 1963 picture from photographer Barry Bishop gave proof that Americans had finally reached the summit of Mount Everest. Bishop’s teammates became the first Americans to summit Everest on May 1, 1963.

Himalayan peaks tower behind a cabin in Nepal. The Sherpa are the predominant ethnic group in this area, and their livelihood has come to depend on the tens of thousands of tourists who visit the Himalaya each year.

“The wind whips and tears at us as we perch precariously on Earth’s highest pinnacle,” said Barry Bishop after he and his team successfully made it to the top of Mount Everest in 1963.

Sprinkled with snow, Mount Nuptse stands in front of its Himalayan cousin, Mount Everest. At 25,790 feet (7861 meters), Nuptse falls a few thousand feet short of Everest.

In 1921, famed Everest explorer George Leigh Mallory wrote to his wife saying, “I can’t tell you how it possesses me, and what a prospect it is.” In 1924 he perished trying to reach the top. His body was not discovered until 1999.

At the peak of Mount Everest, atmospheric pressure is a mere 30 percent of that at sea level, meaning that a climber’s breath takes in only 30 percent of the oxygen that it normally does, causing the body and mind to begin breaking down.

Upon seeing Mount Everest clearly for the first time in 1921 after weeks of travel, George Leigh Mallory wrote, “It was a prodigious white fang, an excrescence from the jaw of the world. We saw Mount Everest.”

Before being named Mount Everest by the British in 1865, the mountain had gone by many names in many languages over the centuries. Tibetans call it Chomolungma, often translated as “mother of the universe.”

Barry Bishop, who summitted Everest in 1963, wrote in a November 1988 National Geographic article: “We had been lucky that season: Everest had been uncommonly tranquil. In short, the weather had been only miserable, not impossible.”

A Sherpa village in Nepal rests at the base of Mount Everest. Predominantly Buddhist, Sherpa continue to lead simple lives even as tourism brings more and more visitors to their land each year.

Mt Everest from Space 

Check out these two stunning HD pictures of Mount Everest from space…



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  • Wonderful pictures! Some of the best I’ve seen and I’ve been to Nepal many times. I used to lead treks to the Everest Base Camp.
    To learn more about the Sherpas of the Mt. Everest region, read Beyond the Summit by Linda LeBlanc. Sherpas are the true heroes of Everest. Without their assistance, very few would reach the summit. Details of Sherpa culture and religion are interwoven in a tale of romance and high adventure. The story has something for everyone: a love affair between an American journalist and Sherpa guide, conflict between generations as the modern world challenges centuries of tradition, an expedition from the porter’s point of view.

    Below are selections from reviews. To read the complete ones and excerpts go to

    Beyond the Summit, is the rare gem that shows us the triumphs and challenges of a major climb from the porter’s point of view. The love of two people from diverse cultures is the fiery centerpiece of a novel that leads its readers through harshly beautiful and highly dangerous territory to the roof of the world. Malcolm Campbell, book reviewer

    Conflict and dialog keep this gripping story of destiny, romance and adventure moving from the first page to the last paragraph. LeBlanc has a genius for bonding her readers and her characters. I found I was empathizing in turn with each character as they faced their own personal crisis or trauma.
    Richard Blake for Readers Views.

    A gripping, gut-twisting expedition through the eyes of a porter reveals the heart and soul of Sherpas living in the shadows of Everest.

    A hard-hitting blend of adventure and romance which deserves a spot in any serious fiction collection. Midwest Book Review

    LeBlanc is equally adept at describing complex, elusive emotions and the beautiful, terrifying aspect of the Himalayan Mountains. Boulder Daily Camera

    LeBlanc’s vivid description of the Himalayas and the climbing culture makes this a powerful read. Rocky Mt News Pick of the Week

    A rich adventure into the heart of the Himalayan Kingdom. Fantastic story-telling from one who has been there.

    This is the book to read before you embark on your pilgrimage to Nepal. The author knows and loves the people and the country, and makes you feel the cold thin air, the hard rocks of the mountains, the tough life of the Sherpa guides, and you learn to love them too. This is a higly literate, but also very readable book. Highly recommended.”
    – John (college professor)

    Memorable characters and harrowing encounters with the mountains keep the action moving with a vibrant balance of vivid description and dialog. Literary Cafe Host, Healdsburg, CA

    This superbly-crafted novel will land you in a world of unimaginable beauty, adventure, and romance. The love story will keep you awake at night with its vibrant tension and deep rich longing. Wick Downing, author of nine novels

    Such vividly depicted images of the Everest region and the Sherpa people are the perfect scenario for the romance and adventure feats narrated. It’s a page-turner, so engrossing you end up wanting to visit Nepal! Not just novel, but perfect for those seeking to get acquainted with the culture of this country.
    By Claudia Fournier (América, Bs. As., Argentina)

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