Mind and Body

The 3 "ideal" qualities of a modern-day Mount Everest climber

For more than a century, Mount Everest has captured the imagination of mountaineers eager to test their limits.

At 29,029 feet, it is the highest point above the global mean sea level.

The first full-scale attempts to climb Mount Everest were launched in 1922.

However, the first ascent wasn't made until 1953. That's when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed to reach the summit.