It is the highest spot on planet Earth, known to many as the roof of the world and the ultimate challenge for mountain-climbing adventurers. Welcome to Mount Everest.
Mount Everest is undoubtedly the most famous mountain on Earth. Hundreds of people clamber to its summit every year, following in Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s footsteps, hoping to experience Earth’s highest peak. But there is so much more to this mountain than the people who climb it.
Travel back to its ancient origins, learn about the flowers and plants that grow upon its great flanks… Discover the rich history of religions, myths, and legends that surround this great Sagarmatha, the Goddess of the Sky.
About the Author
Sangma Francis is a freelance writer and editor based in Berlin.
About the Illustrator
Lisk Feng is an award-winning illustrator from China, who now works as a freelance illustrator in New York. She graduated from MFA Illustration Practice from Maryland institute College of Art in 2014, and has received awards from the Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts, among others. Clients include the New York Times, Monocle, Time Out and HSBC.