Author(s): Sangma Francis
Mount Everest is undoubtedly the most famous mountain on Earth. Hundreds of people clamber to its summit every year, following in Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's footsteps, hoping to experience Earth's highest peak. But there is so much more to this mountain than the people who climb it. Travel back to its ancient origins, learn about the flowers and plants that grow upon its great flanks, and discover the rich history of religions, myths, and legends that surround this great Sagarmatha, the Goddess of the Sky.