53. Low Oxygen and Unpredictable Weather
Ed Hillary and Tenzing Norgay are two inspirational explorers from the mid-1900s. They became known as the first travelers to reach Mount Everest summit, which is known to be about 29,000 feet above sea level. Not only is this the highest point of earth, but it is known to have over 400 miles that are excruciatingly difficult to climb and often succumbs to dangerous storms. People learned about Ed Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s Mount Everest success on June 2, 1953, which was also the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation. The people of England saw this as a good sign. Why? Because of the dangerous and unpredictable weather and the mountain’s low oxygen levels. Most people felt that no one could ever reach the summit.