Mount Everest Windows 8.1/10 Theme and Wallpapers, Mount Everest is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. It’s peak is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level and the international border between China and Nepal runs across the precise summit point. The current official height of 8,848 m (29,029 ft) as recognized by Nepal and China was established by a 1955 Indian survey and subsequently confirmed by a Chinese survey in 1975. In 1865, Everest was given its official English name by the Royal Geographical Society upon a recommendation by Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General of India. Waugh named the mountain after his predecessor in the post, Sir George Everest. Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary made the first official ascent of Everest in 1953 using the southeast ridge route. Download free Mount Everest desktop backgrounds and pictures for Windows, Linux and Androind.