Mount Everest is a part of the Great Himalayan Range stretching more than 2,500 km along China, Indian, Bhutan and Sikkim. Mount Everest that is called Sagarmatha in Nepali or Chomolungma in Tibetan is the highest peak in the world. [149], Nearly all attempts at the summit are done using one of the two main routes. At the end of this traverse is an imposing 12 m (39 ft) rock wall, the Hillary Step, at 8,790 m (28,840 ft).[245]. [166] Another teen girl summiter was Ming Kipa Sherpa who summited with her elder sister Lhakpa Sherpa in 2003, and who had achieved the most times for woman to the summit of Mount Everest at that time. Many climbers and Sherpas have been killed in this section. [164], Her team had had to use the south side because the Chinese had denied them a permit to climb. By the end of the 2010 climbing season, there had been 5,104 ascents to the summit by about 3,142 individuals. [152] There were no major disasters, but seven climbers died in various situations including several sherpas as well as international climbers. The air pressure at the summit is about one-third what it is at sea level, and by Bernoulli's principle, the winds can lower the pressure further, causing an additional 14 percent reduction in oxygen to climbers. [272] When Tenzing and Hillary made the first successful summit in 1953, they also used open-circuit bottled oxygen sets, with the expedition's physiologist Griffith Pugh referring to the oxygen debate as a "futile controversy", noting that oxygen "greatly increases subjective appreciation of the surroundings, which after all is one of the chief reasons for climbing. [363] On 5 May 2013, the beverage company Red Bull sponsored Valery Rozov, who successfully BASE jumped off of the mountain while wearing a wingsuit, setting a record for world's highest BASE jump in the process. So, Nepal is the country where is Mount Everest Located. This is your brain at altitude", "The Kathmandu Post :: Read the Post. At base camp, blood saturation fell to between 85 and 87%. [322], Some press reports suggested that the report of the summit landing was a misunderstanding of a South Col landing, but he had also landed on South Col two days earlier,[323] with this landing and the Everest records confirmed by the FAI. [88] Stefan Gatt and Marco Siffredi snowboarded Mount Everest in 2001. By climbing mountains we were not learning how big we were. [188], 2017 was the biggest season yet, permit-wise, yielding hundreds of summiters and a handful of deaths. [71] Other animals in the region include the Himalayan tahr which is sometimes eaten by the snow leopard. Nowadays, climbers ascend this step using fixed ropes previously set up by Sherpas. Mount Everest, mountain on the crest of the Great Himalayas of southern Asia that lies on the border between Nepal and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. [50][51][55], Below 7,000 m (23,000 ft), the Rongbuk Formation underlies the North Col Formation and forms the base of Mount Everest. For more details, see, Geography of Nepal: Physical, Economic, Cultural & Regional By Netra Bahadur Thapa, D.P. Cichy and Wielicki started the final ascent at 6:50 am on 17 February. Hillary and Tenzing were the first climbers to ascend this step, and they did so using primitive ice climbing equipment and ropes. The Yellow Band consists of intercalated beds of Middle Cambrian diopside-epidote-bearing marble, which weathers a distinctive yellowish brown, and muscovite-biotite phyllite and semischist. The permit from the Nepalese government costs US $11,000 per climber. But the guides and organisers tell clients, 'Don't worry, it's all organised.' In 1955, a detailed photogrammetric map (at a scale of 1:50,000) of the Khumbu region, including the south side of Mount Everest, was made by Erwin Schneider as part of the 1955 International Himalayan Expedition, which also attempted Lhotse. Edmund Hillary, part of Mt Everest's first ascend team, declared this viewpoint the best in Nepal. [35] Although as of 2001, it has not been officially recognised by Nepal,[36] this figure is widely quoted. The route is prepared by hundreds of Sherpas. Mount Everest is on the border between China and Nepal, with the border crossing the … It may have been climbed in 1924, although this has never been confirmed, as both of the men making the attempt failed to return from the mountain. Its summit is 29,029 feet — or 5.5 miles — above sea level. [180] By 29 April 2015, the Tibet Mountaineering Association (North/Chinese side) closed Everest and other peaks to climbing, stranding 25 teams and about 300 people on the north side of Everest. He had suffered severe frostbite – he later had five fingertips amputated." Controversy and theories still rage about whether or not British mountaineer George Mallory reached the summit in 1924 before perishing on the mountain. Time is always against climbers in the Death Zone. The summit is directly between Tibet and Nepal. I imagine you are surprised to see me here. In the nineteenth century, the mountain was named after George Everest, a former Surveyor General of India. [47][48] By comparison, reasonable base elevations for Everest range from 4,200 m (13,800 ft) on the south side to 5,200 m (17,100 ft) on the Tibetan Plateau, yielding a height above base in the range of 3,650 to 4,650 m (11,980 to 15,260 ft).[37]. These were the highest death tolls for a single weather event, and for a single season, until the sixteen deaths in the 2014 Mount Everest avalanche. [152] This broke the previous record for total summits in year from which was 667 in 2013, and one factor that aided in this was an especially long and clear weather window of 11 days during the critical spring climbing season. Mount Everest consists of sedimentary and metamorphic rocks that have been faulted southward over continental crust composed of Archean granulites of the Indian Plate during the Cenozoic collision of India with Asia. The base camp manager assumes that Sharp is part of a group that has already calculated that they must abandon him, and informs his lone climber that there is no chance of him being able to help Sharp by himself. At the higher regions of Mount Everest, climbers seeking the summit typically spend substantial time within the death zone (altitudes higher than 8,000 metres (26,000 ft)), and face significant challenges to survival. [244], From the South Summit, climbers follow the knife-edge southeast ridge along what is known as the "Cornice traverse", where snow clings to intermittent rock. This team had to use the south side because the Chinese had denied them a permit to climb. Located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, the … And it's still growing at a height of about 40 centimeters (16 inches) per century.. 4. [241][242] While attempts are sometimes made in September and October, after the monsoons, when the jet stream is again temporarily pushed northward, the additional snow deposited by the monsoons and the less stable weather patterns at the monsoons' tail end makes climbing extremely difficult. [102], Miyolangsangma, a Tibetan Buddhist "Goddess of Inexhaustible Giving", is believed to have lived at the top of Mt Everest. These commercial trips to Everest, they are still dangerous. [83] The reduction in oxygen availability comes from the reduced overall pressure, not a reduction in the ratio of oxygen to other gases. In Nepal, Mt. [349][350], "Several members were bullied, gear was stolen, and threats were made against me and my climbing partner, Michael Kodas, making an already stressful situation even more dire", said one climber. The aftermath of the 1996 disaster further intensified the debate. [235], In March 2020, the governments of China and Nepal announced a cancellation of all climbing permits for Mount Everest due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [252], Debilitating effects of the death zone are so great that it takes most climbers up to 12 hours to walk the distance of 1.72 kilometres (1.07 mi) from South Col to the summit. Access was closed from the north to Western expeditions in 1950 after China took control of Tibet. Reinhold Messner was the first climber to break the bottled oxygen tradition and in 1978, with Peter Habeler, made the first successful climb without it. If the weather does not cooperate within these short few days, climbers are forced to descend, many all the way back down to Base Camp. Everest 21 times", "Nepalese creates record by scaling Mount Everest 21 times", "Nepalese climber scales Everest record 24 times – with one more to go", "Canadian double-amputee summits Mount Everest", "Teen with Down syndrome becomes first ever to reach Mt. [312] A teenager with Down's syndrome made it to Base camp, which has become a substitute for more extreme record-breaking because it carries many of the same thrills including the trip to the Himalayas and rustic scenery. Everest is located in Sagarmatha National Park in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. Nicolson then took the largest theodolite and headed east, obtaining over 30 observations from five different locations, with the closest being 174 km (108 mi) from the peak. Mt Everest is located in Nepal in the south Asia. The Western Cwm is also called the "Valley of Silence" as the topography of the area generally cuts off wind from the climbing route. Here's Everything You Need to Get Ready for Trekking in Nepal, Nepal's Great Himalaya Trail: The Complete Guide, Kalimpong, West Bengal: The Complete Guide, The Best Countries in the World for Adventurous Travelers, What to See and Do in Sikkim: A Real Himalayan Shangri-La in India, Why You Should Hike Nepal's Manaslu Circuit over Annapurna, A Summer Exploring the Culture and Sights of Ladakh. [170] The avalanche began on Pumori,[171] moved through the Khumbu Icefall on the southwest side of Mount Everest, and slammed into the South Base Camp. It consists of sillimanite-K-feldspar grade schist and gneiss intruded by numerous sills and dikes of leucogranite ranging in thickness from 1 cm to 1,500 m (0.4 in to 4,900 ft). You can only get this if you expose yourself to high danger. From there, Mallory espied a route to the top, but the party was unprepared for the great task of climbing any further and descended. [107] Wang Fuzhou, Gonpo and Qu Yinhua of China made the first reported ascent of the peak from the North Ridge on 25 May 1960. [38][39] This height is based on the highest point of rock and not the snow and ice covering it. [122][123], One of the survivors was Beck Weathers, an American client of New Zealand-based guide service Adventure Consultants. is famous as “Sagarmatha” in Nepal and ‘Chomolungma’ in Tibet. That's an expensive piece of paper. [165] This included 72-year-old Bill Burke, the Indian teenage girl, and a Chinese woman Jing Wang. Overcrowding, inexperience and a long line to the top", "Nepal Says Everest Rules Might Change After Traffic Jams and Deaths", "Mount Everest adventure seekers crowd the climb, lead to rise in deaths", "Mount Everest climbers seen crushed together in new video as Nepal debates limiting permits", "Why Does Everyone Climb Everest in May? [105][106], On 23 May 1956 Ernst Schmied and Juerg Marmet ascended. It is located between Nepal and Tibet, an autonomous region of China. [10] It is also popularly romanised as Chomolungma and (in Wylie) as Jo-mo-glang-ma. [227], A team of Chinese surveyors climbed Mt. We were finding out how breakable, how weak and how full of fear we are. His team assumed he had died from cerebral edema, and they were instructed to cover him with rocks. Geologists have subdivided the rocks comprising Mount Everest into three units called formations. "[366] For Sherpas living on the slopes of Everest in the Khumbu region of Nepal, Rongbuk Monastery is an important pilgrimage site, accessed in a few days of travel across the Himalayas through Nangpa La. Climbers making summit bids typically can endure no more than two or three days at this altitude. Seven native porters were killed. [172] 2015 was the first time since 1974 with no spring summits, as all climbing teams pulled out after the quakes and avalanche. [211][212][213][215], By 23 May 2019, about seven people had died, possibly due to crowding leading to delays high on the mountain, and shorter weather windows. [278] The effects of high altitude on the brain, particularly if it can cause permanent brain damage, continue to be studied. [9] The first American to climb Everest, Jim Whittaker, joined by Nawang Gombu, reached the summit on 1 May 1963. [110] Another element of the expedition was an attempt to ski Mount Everest. The position of the summit of Everest on the international border is clearly shown on detailed topographic mapping, including official Nepali mapping. Parcha, 2009, "Stratigraphic correlation of Cambrian Ordovician deposits along the Himalaya: Implications for the age and nature of rocks in the Mount Everest region". In the late 1980s, an even more detailed topographic map of the Everest area was made under the direction of Bradford Washburn, using extensive aerial photography. [225] The next window is generally when the monsoon season ends in September; however, this is a less popular option as the monsoon leaves large amounts of snow on the mountain, thus increasing the danger of avalanches,[226] which historically account for about one quarter of Everest fatalities. Sir Edmund Hillary, a beekeeper from New Zealand and his Nepalese Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay, were the first to reach the summit on May 29, 1953, at around 11:30 a.m. "[114][115][116][117] The successful winter ascent of Mount Everest started a new decade of Winter Himalaism, which became a Polish specialisation. Earth's highest mountain, part of the Himalaya between Nepal and Tibet, "Everest" redirects here. The following year, Waugh sent a survey official back to Terai to make closer observations of peak "b", but clouds thwarted his attempts. [321] In this type of landing the rotors stay engaged, which avoids relying on the snow to fully support the aircraft. The disastrous season on Mount Everest is the focus of many books, including Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air. [265] Even for the able, the Everest North-East ridge is recognised as a challenge. [334][337] Tourism is about four percent of Nepal's economy, but Everest is special in that an Everest porter can make nearly double the nations's average wage in a region in which other sources of income are lacking. "[277], The low oxygen can cause a mental fog-like impairment of cognitive abilities described as "delayed and lethargic thought process, clinically defined as bradypsychia" even after returning to lower altitudes. Several climbing routes has been established over several decades of climbing expeditions to the mountain. "The Seattle Times: Outdoors: David Sharp's vow on Everest: "If I don't do it this time, I'm not coming back. [199], The spring or pre-monsoon window for 2019 witnessed the deaths of a number of climbers and worldwide publication of images of hundreds of mountaineers queuing to reach the summit and sensational media reports of climbers stepping over dead bodies dismayed people around the world. Hall later fully recovered. Oxygen levels at that elevation are too thin (around a third of the air present at sea level) to support human life. Seven porters were killed in an avalanche on the descent from the North Col. The disaster was partially caused by the sheer number of climbers (34 on that day) attempting to ascend, causing bottlenecks at the Hillary Step and delaying many climbers, most of whom summitted after the usual 14:00 turnaround time. [360] In 2006 Swede Tomas Olsson and Norwegian Tormod Granheim skied together down the north face. One climber noted that the new record meant a better chance of rescue. Adams states in The Climb, "For me, it was business as usual, Anatoli's going by, and I had no problems with that. [231][233], The Chinese side in Tibet is also managed with permits for summiting Everest. Ten Poles and nine foreigners participated, but ultimately only the Poles remained in the attempt for the summit. [220][153], Although China has had various permit restrictions, and Nepal requires a doctor to sign off on climbing permits,[220] the natural dangers of climbing such as falls and avalanches combined with medical issues aggravated by Everest's extreme altitude led to 2019 being a year with a comparatively high death toll. In 1950, Bill Tilman and a small party which included Charles Houston, Oscar Houston, and Betsy Cowles undertook an exploratory expedition to Everest through Nepal along the route which has now become the standard approach to Everest from the south. [334], According to Jon Krakauer, the era of commercialisation of Everest started in 1985, when the summit was reached by a guided expedition led by David Breashears that included Richard Bass, a wealthy 55-year-old businessman and an amateur mountain climber with only four years of climbing experience. At 2:40 pm Andrzej Zawada at base camp heard the climbers' voices over the radio – "We are on the summit! The Guinness Book of world records has also declared that Mount Everest is the world’s highest peak above sea level. On the South Col, climbers enter the death zone. Finally, in March 1856 he announced his findings in a letter to his deputy in Calcutta. [356] One of the issues that triggered the work action by Sherpas was unreasonable client demands during climbs.[356]. But on 27 May in the avalanche from the wall Khumbutse on the Lho La Pass, four Polish climbers were killed: Mirosław Dąsal, Mirosław Gardzielewski, Zygmunt Andrzej Heinrich and Wacław Otręba. In 2006 12 people died. [69] In 1953, George Lowe (part of the expedition of Tenzing and Hillary) said that he saw bar-headed geese flying over Everest's summit. [33], In 1955, the elevation of 8,848 m (29,029 ft) was first determined by an Indian survey, made closer to the mountain, also using theodolites. In May 1996, Paljor along with a team of three other climbers were selected to scale the treacherous Mount Everest. [159] 449 summited via Nepal (from the South) and 120 from Chinese Tibet (North side). At the time, both acknowledged it as a team effort by the whole expedition, but Tenzing revealed a few years later that Hillary had put his foot on the summit first. [351], In addition to theft, Michael Kodas describes in his book, High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed (2008):[352] unethical guides and Sherpas, prostitution and gambling at the Tibet Base Camp, fraud related to the sale of oxygen bottles, and climbers collecting donations under the pretense of removing trash from the mountain. 2003. Here are 7 things you probably didn't know about Mt. He proposed banning bottled oxygen except for emergency cases, arguing that this would both decrease the growing pollution on Everest—many bottles have accumulated on its slopes—and keep marginally qualified climbers off the mountain. Williams, S.K. [78][79] The solar-powered weather station is on the South Col.[80], One of the issues facing climbers is the frequent presence of high-speed winds. [citation needed] In 1975 it was subsequently reaffirmed by a Chinese measurement of 8,848.13 m (29,029.30 ft). The only place where climbers can defecate without worrying about contaminating the mountain is Base Camp. [246] It has been almost continuously in place since, and ladders have been used by virtually all climbers on the route.) This plateau is also known as Qing Zang Gaoyuan in Tibetan. Other samples were so badly sheared and recrystallised that their original constituents could not be determined. In May 2004, Kent Moore, a physicist, and John L. Semple, a surgeon, both researchers from the University of Toronto, told New Scientist magazine that an analysis of weather conditions on 11 May suggested that weather caused oxygen levels to plunge approximately 14 percent. On the southwest side, a major feature in the lower areas is the Khumbu icefall and glacier, an obstacle to climbers on those routes but also to the base camps. The Everest Base Camp trek on the south side, at an altitude of 17,900 feet (5,500 m), is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and about 40,000 people per year make the trek there from Lukla airport.. Trekkers usually fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to save time and energy before beginning the trek to the base camp. Some brain cells start dying less than 5 minutes after their oxygen supply disappears. Another nearby peak is Khumbutse, and many of the highest mountains in the world are near Mount Everest. The first successful ascent was by Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal on May 29, 1953. The political map of Nepal indicates Mt. How Much Does It Cost to Climb Mount Everest? 1978. During the winter, the west-southwest flowing jet stream shifts south and blows on the peak. [136] It was estimated on 14 May that Sharp summitted Mount Everest and began his descent down, but 15 May he was in trouble but being passed by climbers on their way up and down. He descended nearly 4,200 vertical feet from the South Col before falling with extreme injuries. [19], Nonetheless, in 1847, the British continued the survey and began detailed observations of the Himalayan peaks from observation stations up to 240 km (150 mi) distant. [37], On 9 October 2005, after several months of measurement and calculation, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping announced the height of Everest as 8,844.43 m (29,017.16 ft) with accuracy of ±0.21 m (8.3 in), claiming it was the most accurate and precise measurement to date. The World's Highest Places and Attractions That You Can Visit. Everest in the ward number 4 of Khumjung VDC of Solukhumbu District in Sagarmatha zone. Another success was an expedition that put four on the summit via the South Col route. Mount Everest is located on the border between Tibet and Nepal in the Himalayas in Asia. [266] The duo won National Geographic Adventurers of the Year for 2012 for their exploits. Another significant threat to climbers is low atmospheric pressure. [65] According to the study based on satellite data from 1993 to 2018, vegetation is expanding in the Everest region. [370], In April 2019, the Solukhumbu district's Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality launched a campaign to collect nearly 10,000 kg of garbage from Everest.[371]. [149] Some notable "firsts" by climbers include: Summiting Everest with disabilities such as amputations and diseases has become popular in the 21st century, with stories like that of Sudarshan Gautam, a man with no arms who made it to the top in 2013. Profound fatigue and late times in reaching the summit are early features associated with subsequent death. According to Sherpa Buddhist monks, Mt Everest is Miyolangsangma's palace and playground, and all climbers are only partially welcome guests, having arrived without invitation. The Chinese mountaineering team of Wang Fuzhou, Gonpo, and Qu Yinhua made the first reported ascent of the peak from the north ridge on 25 May 1960. The route crosses the North Face in a diagonal climb to the base of the Yellow Band, reaching the site of Camp VI at 8,230 m (27,000 ft). John Armstrong, one of Waugh's subordinates, also saw the peak from a site farther west and called it peak "b". [9], The Tibetan name for Everest is Qomolangma (ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ, lit. In 2005–07, more than half of all climbers elected to use the more challenging, but cheaper northeast route. [133] Inglis said 40 people had passed by Sharp, but he might have been overlooked as climbers assumed Sharp was the corpse nicknamed "Green Boots",[134] but Inglis was not aware that Turkish climbers had tried to help Sharp despite being in the process of helping an injured woman down (a Turkish woman, Burçak Poçan). [103] Tenzing, a Nepali Sherpa who was a citizen of India, was granted the George Medal by the UK. In general, comparisons based on "height above base" are somewhat suspect. Everest sits in the Sagarmatha National Park. [94][95][96][97], Early expeditions—such as Charles Bruce's in the 1920s and Hugh Ruttledge's two unsuccessful attempts in 1933 and 1936—tried to ascend the mountain from Tibet, via the North Face. ", Some climbers who left him said that the rescue efforts would have been useless and only have caused more deaths. 1, Nepal and Tibet Autonomous Region, China, Southern and northern climbing routes as seen from the, First successful ascent by Tenzing and Hillary, 1953, Based on the 1999 and 2005 surveys of elevation of snow cap, not rock head. Humans' ability to think clearly is hindered with low oxygen, and the combination of extreme weather, low temperatures, and steep slopes often requires quick, accurate decisions. Everest is located? [313] Danger lurks even at base camp though, which was the site where dozens were killed in the 2015 Mount Everest avalanches. [65] One common piece of advice for those in the Everest region is to be on the higher ground when around yaks and other animals, as they can knock people off the mountain if standing on the downhill edge of a trail. They reached the Himalayan foothills by the 1830s, but Nepal was unwilling to allow the British to enter the country due to suspicions of their intentions. Its Tibetan meaning of 'Goddess the Third' adds more mysterious color and … He even slept on the mountain! [102] They paused at the summit to take photographs and buried a few sweets and a small cross in the snow before descending. The northern approach to the mountain was discovered by George Mallory and Guy Bullock on the initial 1921 British Reconnaissance Expedition. [73] One expedition found a surprising range of species in the region including a pika and ten new species of ants. Mount Everest already had several local names transliterated from different alphabets, but none were common enough to make official without hurting someone's feelings. The "base" of a mountain is a problematic notion in general with no universally accepted definition. Everest since the first successful ascent by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953, over 2 thousand mountaineers have made it to the summit of Mt Everest. These metamorphic rocks appear to be the result of the metamorphism of Middle to Early Cambrian deep sea flysch composed of interbedded, mudstone, shale, clayey sandstone, calcareous sandstone, graywacke, and sandy limestone. To reach Camp IV on the North Col, climbers ascend the glacier to the foot of the col where fixed ropes are used to reach the North Col at 7,010 m (23,000 ft). Mt. [278] In severe cases, climbers can experience hallucinations. [274], Guide Anatoli Boukreev's decision not to use bottled oxygen was sharply criticised by Jon Krakauer. It is believed that Paljor and two other members of the team indeed reached the summit of Mount Everest, but encountered a deadly blizzard during their descent. [99] One reference says that no attempt at an ascent of Everest was ever under consideration in this case,[100] [164][327] Nepal ended up investigating Wang, who initially denied the claim that she had flown to Camp 2, admitting only that some support crew were flown to that higher camp, over the Khumbu Icefall. [173][174] One of the reasons for this was the high probability of aftershocks (over 50 percent according to the USGS). When we first went in there they didn't have any schools, they didn't have any medical facilities, all over the years we have established 27 schools, we have two hospitals and a dozen medical clinics and then we've built bridges over wild mountain rivers and put in fresh water pipelines so in cooperation with the Sherpas we've done a lot to benefit them. Chaya is unable to identify Sharp, who had chosen to climb solo without any support and so did not identify himself to other climbers. David Sharp's body remained just below the summit on the Chinese side next to "Green Boots"; they shared a space in a small rock cave that was an ad hoc tomb for them. [340] Since most equipment is moved by Sherpas, clients of full-service guide companies can often keep their backpack weights under 10 kilograms (22 lb), or hire a Sherpa to carry their backpack for them. From there, it is another 500 metres to Camp IV on the South Col at 7,920 m (26,000 ft). But Mount Everest is now his grave, because only minutes later, he suddenly went blind and had to be abandoned to die from the cold. [365], In 2015 the president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association warned that pollution, especially human waste, has reached critical levels. Nicolson contracted malaria and was forced to return home without finishing his calculations. [190][191] The season had a tragic start with the death of Ueli Steck of Switzerland, who died from a fall during a warm-up climb. Properly rated boots and climbing suit will both cost at least $1,000. Bhargava, S.K. In 2015 there were no summits for the first time in decades. Two accounts suggest the rates of change are 4 mm (0.16 in) per year (upwards) and 3 to 6 mm (0.12 to 0.24 in) per year (northeastwards),[35][41] but another account mentions more lateral movement (27 mm or 1.1 in),[42] and even shrinkage has been suggested. [320] Dewhirst has offered to take passengers on a repeat of this feat for US$2.6 million per passenger. 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