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Standing at about 29,029 feet (8,848 meters), Everest boasts the top spot for the tallest mountain in the world. It is located on the border between Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal, and Tibet, China and is part of the Himalayan Mountain Range.
The hike to the highest mountain on the planet is no easy task and certainly not a day hike. The hikers must bring gear that is light, but very functional. This article compares the gear that hikers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay took in 1953 and the gear Hilaree O'Neill took in 2012. Some gear has changed drastically, like communication systems, while others not so much.