South African Saray Khumalo has reached the highest point on the planet becoming the first black African woman to scale Mount Everest. This was her fourth attempt at climbing Mount Everest. In a previous attempt in May 2017, Khumalo had to be rescued from Mount Everest by helicopter.
Source- India Today
Static/Current Takeaways Important For SSC CGL 2019:
- Mount Everest is the world’s highest mountain at its official elevation of 8 848m above sea level.
- Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay were the first people to reach the mountain’s summit on May 29, 1953.