What Is the Temperature on Mount Everest?

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According to CNN Travel, the temperature range on Mount Everest is between -31 degrees Fahrenheit and -4 degrees Fahrenheit. May is the most common time for hikers to visit the tallest mountain in the world because it is the month when there is less wind.

Everest has an elevation of 29,035 feet, and only approximately 30 percent of all hikers that attempt the climb ever make it to the top. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first people to ever reach the summit in 1953, and from 1922 to 2010, there were a total of 219 fatalities among individuals who tried to make it to the top.