peak of the Himalayas, on the border of Nepal & Tibet: highest mountain in the world: 29,035 ft (8,850 m)
- Mount Everest
- MOUNT EVEREST, the highest mountain in the world.
- Lower than Everest, affords an excellent example in Asiatic geography of a dominating, peakcrowned water-parting or divide.
- Almost the only changes which can be called events are his successful establishment of a school at Lincoln.
- Its peaks are 4000 to 5000 feet lower than Mount Everest, but its passes average 3000 feet higher than the Himalayan passes."
- Although Mount Everest appears fairly bright at 100 miles' distance, as seen from the neighbourhood of Darjeeling, we cannot suppose that the atmosphere is as transparent as is implied in the above numbers; and, of course, this is not to be expected, since there is certainly suspended matter to be reckoned with.