December 27, 2005

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17

As I’m sitting here typing, mom is watching ‘Everest’ (as seen in the IMAX theaters). The rest of us watched it earlier. Wow! How absolutely positively incredible!! Excellent footage of the highest place on earth. Here are a few random facts surrounding Everest.

*Everest is 29,035 feet tall.
*The first man to successful reach the summit of this great, huge, massive body of rock, ice, and snow was one Ed Hillary (from Britain) and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, in 1953.
*Everest is 5 ½ miles above sea level.
*150 people have died on ascending and descending the mountain (most are still on the mountain).

One thing I noticed while watching the video was sky. It was very dark blue, almost black in some spots because they are so high up.


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