|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Series:||Penguin Where Is... Series|
|Sold by:||Penguin Group|
|Lexile:||870L (what's this?)|
|File size:||45 MB|
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|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
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Where Is Mount Everest?
April 18, 2014, was the deadliest day in the history of Mount Everest.
Standing on the border between Nepal and China, this mammoth mountain rises more than 29,000 feet—nearly five and a half miles—into the sky. It is the highest point on earth. More than four thousand people have reached the top of Everest. Hundreds more have died trying.
Early that morning in 2014, around fifty men were on the mountain. Suddenly, a block of ice the size of a house broke off a cliff. It cracked into truck-size pieces. The ice chunks tumbled down the mountainside, instantly killing those in its path. For days, people dug in the snow and ice, hoping to find survivors. But in the end, sixteen men lost their lives.