Although Mount Everest appears fairly bright at 100 miles' distance, as seen from the neighbourhood of Darjeeling, we cannot suppose that the atmosphere is as transparent as is implied in the above numbers; and, of course, this is not to be expected, since there is certainly suspended matter to be reckoned with.
Nevertheless, the greatest depths of the ocean below sea-level and the greatest heights of the land above it are of the same order of magnitude, the summit of Mount Everest rising to 29,000 ft.
Mount Everest The British Story - Colin collects autographs relating to climbers of Mount Everest.
He is also a keen adventurer planning to scale the dizzy heights of Mount Everest in 2007.
The one where he flies a helicopter over Mount Everest and single-handedly stops a raving lunatic taking over the world!