9 best mountain summits you should conquer in stead of  Everest

Many dream of summiting the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest, which soars to 29,035 feet and straddles the Nepal-China border. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay first accomplished the feat in 1953 via Nepal’s South Col, which remains one of the most common routes today. The Nepali government relies on the tourism revenue generated by Everest, and in 2019 it issued a record 381 permits to climbers and a nearly equal number to local Sherpas, who set up the camps and lead the climbers up the mountain. (Here’s why the world’s most daunting mountains inspire us.) See more at Source: Beyond Everest: 9 peaks to summit in a lifetime | National Geographic

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