Mount Everest


noun

something regarded as the most difficult or challenging of its kind: the Mount Everest of international sailing.

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Cultural definitions for Mount Everest

Mount Everest

Mountain on the border of Tibet and Nepal in the central Himalayas.

notes for Mount Everest

At over 29,000 feet, it is the highest peak in the world.

notes for Mount Everest

It was first scaled in 1953 by Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal.
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