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Khumbu Ice Fall
The Khumbu Icefall from basecamp. Can you find the climbers on the lower left side?
The first big part of climbing Mount Everest is to go up a glacier called the Khumbu Icefall. A glacier is snow and ice that is slowly moving down a steep hill. It is being pulled by the Earth's gravity, the same thing that keeps us from floating off the ground. This glacier can move about 1 foot a day. It is as high as a 200-story building.
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