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Mt. Everest


The messages were from Finn, asking if I wanted to go skydiving, if I wanted to hunt for gold, if I wanted to ski down Mount Everest.
Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal; the highest mountain peak in the world (29,028 feet high)
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  • The messages were from Finn, asking if I wanted to go skydiving, if I wanted to hunt for gold, if I wanted to ski down Mount Everest.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • I could no more imagine my father grilling with a glass of wine in hand than I could imagine him atop Mt. Everest, and somehow the thought made me sad.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • It’s sort of the Mount Everest of dead languages.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Her allure stemmed from her accessibility; like Mt. Everest, she was there, and the men climbed on top of her each time they felt the urge.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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  • Like I had frostbite all over my face, and my nose had turned black and fallen off, like those people who climbed Mt. Everest.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • Getting June Nealon to come visit Shay in prison would be like moving Mt. Everest to Columbus, Ohio.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • My mother gave me an anorak tested by Tenzing Norgay, the Sherpa who climbed Mt. Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary, and also an old leather pilot’s hat like the kind worn by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, who is a hero of mine.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • Why climb this Mount Everest of formalities that makes you feel like a beggar?
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • You try to climb Mount Everest, they’ll tie up your ropes.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Had I ever harbored the mystical notions about mountains that seem to obsess lawyers and judges, Aunt Alexandra would have been analogous to Mount Everest: throughout my early life, she was cold and there.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird

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  • It was not often that my siblings had true fights, but when they did, they were monster, one-on-one fisticuff affairs, and Helen had picked the Mount Everest of fighters.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • I wouldn’t trust him farther than you can throw Mount Everest, though.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • And also I like the fact that they are filming in a place which is harder to get to than the top of Mount Everest but is only a few miles away from sea level.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • In March 1996, Outside magazine sent me to Nepal to participate in, and write about, a guided ascent of Mount Everest.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • How was Mount Everest?
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • After conquering Mount Everest with Tenzing Norgay in 1954, Hillary returned often to the Khumbu Valley.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Who was the first person to climb Mount Everest?
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • I want to climb Mount Everest.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • (He is a "dog" and all dogs are "living creatures"—which are "mortal," unlike the rock of Mount Everest.) Certainly we knew that, Sophie.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • She climbed a steep, rocky hill that seemed like Mount Everest in her exhausted state.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • He danced around me like we had just conquered Mount Everest together.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • "The Mount Everest syndrome," Bryan commented and earned a rare, spontaneous grin.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • They will get results, all right, the planners, like a Mount Everest in the middle of the Atlantic and some fractured domes.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • And these pyramids would have seemed fabulous and incredible, except that one pyramid made the others look like foothills next to Mount Everest.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • And he cited Mount Everest, which had thus far responded to human curiosity with an icy refusal and appeared to want to remain in that state of cold reserve.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • So I came in here to look for some, because I know you always pack like you’re going to Mount Everest and won’t see civilization for weeks, even for an overnighter.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • But now that I was finally here, actually standing on the summit of Mount Everest, I just couldn’t summon the energy to care.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • And thus, shortly before noon on May 29, 1953, did Hillary and Tenzing become the first men to stand atop Mount Everest.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • In 1865, nine years after Sikhdar’s computations had been confirmed, Waugh bestowed the name Mount Everest on Peak XV, in honor of Sir George Everest, his predecessor as surveyor general.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Calls were 35 expensive-about five dollars a minute-and they didn’t always go through, but the fact that my wife could dial a thirteen-digit number in Seattle and speak to me on Mount Everest astounded me.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Even if you make it, even if you stubborn and mean and you get to the top of Mount Everest, or you do play and you good, real good—that still ain’t enough.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • "Mount Everest is God-for me, for everybody," Lopsang solemnly mused ten weeks after the expedition.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • We could very well have done Mount Everest the rate we were doing.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • There are Sherpa villages scattered throughout the Himalaya of eastern Nepal, and sizable Sherpa communities can be found in Sikkim and Darjeeling, India, but the heart of Sherpa country is the Khumbu, a handful of valleys draining the southern slopes of Mount Everest-a small, astonishingly rugged region completely devoid of roads, cars, or wheeled vehicles of any kind.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Jon Krakauer, at the height of his celebrity after the success of Into Thin Air, his book about the deadly effect commercialization has had on the process of climbing Mount Everest, volunteered to introduce Mortenson at a twenty-five-dollar-a-ticket fundraiser for the Central Asia Institute.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Sir Francis Younghusband The Epic of Mount Everest, 1926 At 4:00 P.M. on May 10, around the same time a hurting Doug Hansen arrived on the summit supported by Rob Hall’s shoulder, three climbers from the northern Indian province of Ladakh radioed down to their expedition leader that they, too, were on top of Everest.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • "Hey, Martin," Fischer bantered think you can summit Mount Everest?"
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The South African team maintained a website, as did Mal Duff’s International Commercial Despite considerable hoopla about "direct, interactive links between the slopes of Mount Everest and the World Wide Web,’ technological limitations prevented direct hookups from Base Camp to the Internet.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
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