Known and Unknown

Keen on details

This is what I learned today, obviously Its from nowhere else but from a hotel near by my office where I used to take my breakfast/lunch.

As usual me and my friend went the hotel to have our lunch. I don’t know what to have for my lunch. I wasn’t in a great intention to have my lunch, coz my tummy was half full already. But I still went for the full meals. Oh thats a very huge south Indian meals to me.

Not knowing how to eat the whole some , I just shared a few with my friend. But still it was heavy. Having food slowly i just pondered on every nook and corner of the corner. The quite attractive was the out-of-home TV’s advertisements. Hmm that seems to be interesting to me by the time. It displayed the recent movies released, favorite spas, weather report.. Yippee I just learnt something new – Mountains heights wont be higher than 15000meters due to earth’s gravity. Really, thats amazing.

But still I don’t want to be there amazed. So I started questioning my friend related to it. (But u know he was busy in having his own lunch and half of mine too) What to do!? I started questioning myself. Is that information right. Will that be true. To get the truth I related the info with the reasons of the mountain formation. One pretty good thing flashed over my mind is that mountains are formed due to volcanic eruptions.

Ya its true that the volcanic lava goes against gravity when it erupts. So that should be true. Then after reaching office I surfed the greatest mountain peaks heights. Our highest ever expedition was Mt. Everest ranging 8,850 meters.

Here they are:

Mountain Location Height First to summit (nationality) Date
Meters Feet
1. Everest1 Nepal/Tibet 8,850 29,035 Edmund Hillary (New Zealander, UK), Tenzing Norgay (Nepalese) May 29, 1953
2. K2 (Godwin Austen) Pakistan/China 8,611 28,250 A. Compagnoni, L. Lacedelli (Italian) July 31, 1954
3. Kangchenjunga Nepal/India 8,586 28,169 G. Band, J. Brown, N. Hardie, S. Streather (UK) May 25, 1955
4. Lhotse Nepal/Tibet 8,516 27,940 F. Luchsinger, E. Reiss (Swiss) May 18, 1956
5. Makalu Nepal/Tibet 8,463 27,766 J. Couzy, L. Terray, J. Franco, G. Magnone-Gialtsen, J. Bouier, S. Coupé, P. Leroux, A. Vialatte (French) May 15, 1955
6. Cho Oyu Nepal/Tibet 8,201 26,906 H. Tichy, S. Jöchler (Austrian), Pasang Dawa Lama (Nepalese) Oct. 19, 1954
7. Dhaulagiri Nepal 8,167 26,795 A. Schelbert, E. Forrer, K. Diemberger, P. Diener (Swiss), Nyima Dorji, Nawang Dorji (Nepalese) May 13, 1960
8. Manaslu Nepal 8,163 26,781 T. Imamishi, K. Kato, M. Higeta, (Japanese) G. Norbu (Nepalese) May 9, 1956
9. Nanga Parbat Pakistan 8,125 26,660 Hermann Buhl (Austrian) July 3, 1953
10. Annapurna Nepal 8,091 26,545 M. Herzog, L. Lachenal (French) June 3, 1950
11. Gasherbrum I Pakistan/China 8,068 26,470 P. K. Schoeing, A. J. Kauffman July 4, 1958
12. Broad Peak Pakistan/China 8,047 26,400 M. Schmuck, F. Wintersteller, K. Diemberger, H. Buhl (Austrian) June 9, 1957
13. Gasherbrum II Pakistan/China 8,035 26,360 F. Moravec, S. Larch, H. Willenpart (Austrian) July 7, 1956
14. Shisha Pangma Tibet 8,013 26,289 Hsu Ching and team of 9 (Chinese) May 2, 1964

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