A Picture Of Lhotse And Everest At The Foot Of The Himalayas In Nepal, On An Acrylic Fridge Magnet
People will be familiar with the Himalayan Mountains; two of them, Lhotse and Everest, are pictured on this attractive acrylic fridge magnet from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts. Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain on earth with a main peak that reaches an elevation of 8,516 metres. The South Col, a sharp-edged pass, links the mountain to Everest which is of course the world's highest peak. The highest peak of Everest is 8,848 metres above sea level and the international border between Nepal and China runs across it. One of the main draws of Everest is the wish to climb it. Famously the first people to do so were Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, who reached the summit on 29 May 1953. Up to 2010 approximately 3,142 people had climbed to the summit of Everest.
The Sights And Sounds Of The Himalayas
The Himalayas are the youngest and highest range of mountains in the world; although the Andes are the longest range. Despite not being the longest range the Himalayas still cross many diverse landscapes along their length from Afghanistan to Burma. When people think of these mountains they think of snow, and the word Himalaya is Sanskrit for "abode of snow" but there is much more to the Himalayas than that; within the range can be found forests, grasslands, and wetlands. Although it has to be said the ice and snow is useful. The Himalayan glaciers feed such major rivers as the Indus and the Ganges helping to provide water for over one billion people. Of course the snow also looks very picturesque as can be seen from the picture of Lhotse and Everest on our acrylic fridge magnet.