EVEREST REACHING FOR THE SKY
Everest, the tallest mountain on earth, soars high above the tiny country of Nepal. Capped with ice and snow, the mountain's peak measures 29,035 feet (8,850 meters) above sea level-too high for birds to fly, too high for anything to survive. In May 1953, an expedition of climbers sets out to reach the summit of Everest, somethings that has never been done before. Read all about this perilous quest. You'll meet Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. You'll learn what it takes to overcome the bitter cold and high altitude of Everest. And you'll share in the triumph of being the first to conquer the summit of Everest-the roof of the world.