Mount Everest is established as not only the flagship of our Stone Monkey brand, but as the cornerstone of climbing; every man’s dream, hope and ambition…
It took seven weeks of climbing for New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Tenzing Norgay to reach the top of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953.
They were the first people to climb the tallest mountain in the world.
For more info see – Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Go Up the Mountain
But, there is a world out there – and mountains seem to dominate the landscapes.
Have you ever been interested to find out what our solar system looks like? Well, all you budding climbers will be pleased to know that among the stars, meteorites and planets, mountains can still be seen to rise majestically from the surface.
Lets take a look at some of the highest points around our Solar System…
Mountain: Olympus Mons
Height: 27 km (17 miles)
Standing at approximately 3 times the height of Everest, Olympus Mons is the highest Mountain in the Solar System.
That is huge! Would like to see someone attempt that climb. Not sure that would happen anytime soon, but there is no harm in dreaming, right?! After all, Everest used to seem unconquerable…
And there is more! The Highest Mountains in the Solar System
“These are just a few of the many heights to be explored out there. I am sure there are many more to be found and explored in more detail. Even the sights of them will become clearer. I for one am more than happy travelling up hills and mountains on our own beautiful planet. But we can sit back in awe at what we know and what we can discover.” Paul Steele