"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." - Edmund Hillary, The First Explorer to Climb Mount Everest
Standing at 29,029 feet high, Mount Everest is the highest peak on the planet Earth, challenging even the most-skilled climbers from around the world. Conquering Mount Everest is a daunting task that requires years of mental and physical preparation, and the Spring season is generally known as "climbing season" for trekkers trying to ascend the mountain located in Nepal, China. After decades of unsuccessful campaigns, explorers Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first hikers to reach Everest's summit 66 years ago today in 1953.