Everest Mount


 (ĕv′ər-ĭst, ĕv′rĭst), Mount
A mountain, 8,848 m (29,029 ft) high, of the central Himalaya Mountains on the Tibet-Nepal border. The highest elevation in the world, it was first scaled in 1953 by members of an expedition including Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.
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The statement, received by Aswat al-Iraq, said that the government is "the official patron of all Iraqi talents and will issue all laws that will encourage their achievements in all fields." Lafta made a number of accomplishments, including jumping from Everest Mount, (30000 feet) according to Genies Encyclopedia, the first Iraqi astronaut in future, the first free Iraqi diver where he achieved diving 80 meters below water for four minutes and a half, in addition to other major accomplishments.