Himalayan Mountains Grow Each Year

Himalayan Mountains
  • Himalayan Mountains grow a 2.5 inch taller each year.
  • Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, grows about 2.5 inches each year.
  • In the last 26,000 years, Mount Everest has grown about a full mile in height. 
  • Scientists have also determined that the Himalayas as a whole are still growing at a rate of about 2.4 inches per year, which is twice as fast as previously thought.
  • Mount Everest is just one of over 30 peaks in the mountains of the Himalayas that are over 24,000 feet high.
  • Since it the world's highest mountain, climbing to the top of Mount Everest is a goal of many mountain climbers.