7 Adrenaline-Pumping Heart-in-Throat Heights ...

If you don’t suffer from vertigo, be prepared to learn of some of the most amazing heights in the world. From incredible man-made wonders to stunning natural features, these amazing heights will sure get your adrenaline pumping. Hold on tight and don’t look down! Acrophobes - look away now.

1. Highest Mountain – Mount Everest –29,035 Ft (8,850m)

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When measuring mountain summits by their height above sea level, Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world, clocking in at a heart-in-throat height of 29,035 feet. Situated in the Himalayan mountain range, on the border of Tibet and Nepal, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first reached Mount Everest’s peak in 1953. Nowadays, nearly anyone can become a mountaineer...well, anyone who has $25,000 burning a hole in their pocket. The Nepalese government now requires that all climbers obtain a permit, which costs upwards of 25 grand per person. However, this doesn’t seem to be stopping those with any drive. In fact, the youngest person to reach Mount Everest’s summit was a mere fifteen-year-old girl, Ming Kipa, a native Nepalese Sherpa.

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