• Question: would it be possible to build inside mount Everest?

    Asked by hfraser to Alan, Damian, Emma, Liam, Luca on 18 Jun 2013.
    • Photo: Alan Richardson

      Alan Richardson answered on 18 Jun 2013:

      By inside i assume you mean like a tunnel? Yes, i guess you could, although there is nothing really around that area. Also there is a great deal of glacier around Everest so that might make it difficult.

    • Photo: Emma Ross

      Emma Ross answered on 19 Jun 2013:

      …and getting the equipment up there – there are no roads, only narrow walking paths, so I’m not sure how the machinery would make it up to the area. Besides, Everest (and the mounatins nearby) are so majestical because they are so quiet and isolated from the rest of the world – it would be a shame to build anything up there that would spoil this.